Morley Sydney Bombardier 4804137
Name Morley Sydney
Army number 4804137
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth Birth thought to have been registered Q2 1919 at Boston, Lincolnshire. Mother's maiden surname Weaver (to be verified).
Age 26 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Lincolnshire Regiment - date not yet known. Underwent Basic Training. Posted to ? Battalion. Transferred to the Royal Artillery. Posted to the 1st Mountain Regiment. Served in North Western Europe. DIED of WOUNDS 19/1/1945.
Company/Battery 474 Battery.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Details awaited.
Joined Brigade Not yet known.
Promotions None known beyond Bombardier.
Wounded Yes - at Kievelburg 28/12/1944 when the Battery OP was overrun.
Prisoner of War Yes - following his wounding. Too badly injured to be moved to PoW Camp.
Died/Killed in action Understood to have DIED of WOUNDS 19/1/1945 aged 26, probably in hospital. Initially interred in the Margraten American Cemetery - map reference Sheet 9 1/100,000 655481. Re-buried 29/4/1947 in Grave VIII. F. 11. of Venray War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands. Headstone inscription reads "THO' LOST TO SIGHT, TO MEMORY DEAR. NOW THE BATTLE IS WON, REST IN PEACE".
Home address Son of William and Mary Morley. Husband of Elizabeth Morley.
No Royal Artillery Tracer Card found for this soldier on Ancestry.co.uk