Morris John WO II (C S M) 4437380

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CSM J Morris' CWGC headstone.
CSM J Morris' CWGC headstone.

Name Morris John
Army number 4437380
Rank WO II
Decorations M.i.D. (Gazetted posthumously 14/2/1946), M M.
Date of birth Born 1891/2.
Age 48
Unit Enlisted in 9th Bn Durham Light Infantry as No. 325010. Discharged 25/3/20. Re-enlisted in the Territorial Army 26/3/20, Miner aged 28. Re-enlisted in the 9th Bn DLI (DLI Defence Force) 10/4/21 - 5/7/21. Re-enlisted 6/7/21 as a Territorial for 2 years. Possibly re-enlisted in 9th Bn DLI 1939. Posted ? 12th Bn DLI - possibly 1/9/1939. Transferred to the Black Watch 1/2/40, posted 1 TS. Served BEF. DIED 20/5/40, Authority L.Casualty.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role CSM.
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 20-May-40
Home address Son of Ralph Spence and Elizabeth Morris, husband of Mary Morris (nee Roche. Married 11/4/15 Gateshead). Buried Plot 8. Row I. Grave 13. BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux.
Source table 1TS

So far we have been unable to trace the citation for CSM Morris' Military Medal. This may not have survived but efforts will continue to find it.