Morris Harold Lance Corporal 4277397

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Name Morris Harold
Army number 4277397
Rank Lance Corporal
Decorations None known.
Date of birth 20/5/1912 (this suggests that his age at death might have been recorded incorrectly by CWGC). Birth registered Q2 1912 Newcastle upon Tyne.
Age 35 at the time of his death (possibly should read 32).
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. DIED 15/11/1944 at Iruka Camp in Japan.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade
Promotions Lance Corporal.
Wounded Yes - injured in mine accident at the surface in Iruka and died of those multiple injuries.
Prisoner of War Yes - captured 15/2/1942 at Singapore when the force was surrendered.
Died/Killed in action DIED 15/11/1944 - cause of death - multiple injuries from surface accident at mine. Cremated at Iruka 16/11/1944 - service conducted by Lieutenant Wadsworth, Royal Corps of Signals. Initial interment of the ashes - details inscribed on urn. Urn interred 9/3/1946 in British wall niche, Yokohama Mausoleum. Urn re-interred 16/9/1946 in Grave M.B.11. British Section, Yokohama War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads - "AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER YOU". Probate granted 11/5/1946 at Newcastle upon Tyne to Joseph Morris, retired electrician (Harold's father).
Home address Son of Joseph and Daisy Morris of Newcastle upon Tyne. At the time of the 1939 General Register he was a single man living with his parents at 101 Dinsdale Road, Newcastle upon Tyne and working as a Clerk with the N.E.E.S.Company.
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