Morrissey Alfonsus Joseph Cpl. 4445046

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Name Morrissey Alfonsus Joseph
Army number 4445046
Rank Corporal.
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth 3/11/1907. Born Solon, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, India.
Age 81 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry. Enlisted 28/12/1925 as a Regular soldier for a 7/5 engagement, aged 18, at Kasauli, India. Posted ? Bn DLI. Possibly re-enlisted, or recalled to the Colours. Posted to the 10th Bn DLI - possibly on 1/9/1939. Served in Northern France with the B.E.F. Taken Prisoner of War - probably on 20/5/1940 - notification received 9/8/1940. Repatriated to the UK. Discharged under King's Regulations 1940 Para 390 (xvi) 22/6/1944.
Company/Battery HQ Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes. Details of PoW Number and Camp(s) not yet known.
Died/Killed in action Died April 1989, aged 81, at Birmingham.
Home address No family information as yet. Student at the time of his enlistment.
Source table 10DLI

The War Office list of "missing" spelt his name as MORRISAY - this may explain the lack of PoW details.