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Francis William Morris

In memory of:

Private Francis William Morris

June 12, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

108405

Age:

28

Force:

Army

Unit:

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles (Saskatchewan Regt.)

Additional Information


Born:

October 24, 1889

Son of Elizabeth Gertrude Morris, of Worcester, England, and William Thomas Morris.

Commemorated on Page 474 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

WINNIPEG (BROOKSIDE) CEMETERY
Manitoba, Canada

Grave Reference:

Mil. 107.

Location:

The cemetery is located immediately west of the Red River College, at 3001 Notre Dame Avenue, in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. During the First World War, Winnipeg was the headquarters of No 10 Military District and it contained six military hospitals of 972 beds. Air force and army training camps were established in the area during the Second World War, with No 103 Canadian Army Basic Training Centre at Fort Garry. Winnipeg (Brookside) Cemetery contains 299 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 149 from the Second World War, most of them in the special military plot.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Francis William Morris Service No 108405 was born 24th March 1889 in Worcester, England. He attended Worcester Royal Grammar School from 1900 to 1908. He possibly sailed from Liverpool to Montreal, Canada on 5th November 1910 aged 21 on the Dominion occupation given as teacher. He enlisted on 7th June 1915 in Sewell, Manitoba Canada, occupation given as bank clerk height 5ft 6ins, brown eyes, dark brown hair and a dark complexion. His next of kin given as Mrs Elizabeth Gertrude Morris, 89 Bromyard Rd, Worcester England. He was wounded in May 1916. He died from Tuberculosis aged 28 on 12th June 1918. He was the son of Elizabeth Gertrude Morris, 89 Bromyard Rd., Worcester, England, and the late William Thomas Morris. He was buried in Winnipeg (Brookside) Cemetery, Canada, Military Plot 107.

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