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Morris, Henry Christopher (2265)

Place of Birth: South Melbourne, VIC

Age: 22 years

Enlistment Details: Monday, 28 September 1914 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 2265 view online service record

28 Lyons Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Mrs Henry Morris (wife)
28 Lyons Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 2 February 1915
Ship: HMAT Clan McGillivray A46
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion – 2nd Reinforcements

RTA: Friday, 18 July 1919
Discharged: Wednesday, 10 September 1919

Brother: Frederick Patrick Morris

MORRIS, Henry Christopher    Born South Melbourne, enlisted 25 November, 1914 as a 22-year-old labourer, initially with his father Henry Paul in Stokes Street, Port Melbourne, later adjusted to his wife Jean (nee McKenzie) at 28 Lyons Street, Port Melbourne who he appears to have married prior to embarkation (Vic BDM just shows 1914).  He served as 2265, 46th Infantry, embarking HMAT McGillvray from Melbourne, 2 February, 1915 and was hospitalized with enteric at the Dardanelles.  While on the Western Front appears to have been Court-Martialled twice for being AWOL,  but more seriously in May, 1918 on charges of destroying property of, and assaulting a French citizen and was sentenced to two year’s detention with hard labour. He was returned to Australia, disembarking 7 September, 1919  and deemed ineligible to receive war medals.  Died 1967 in Essendon aged 72.

Additional Research by Brian Membrey

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