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Morris-D-L-Pte-7245

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918

 

Morris D L         Pte    7245    Donald Leslie               5 Inf Bn    18    Boilermaker    Single    Pres        

Address:    Moonee Ponds, Lethbridge St, 15  

Next of Kin:    Morris, E, Mrs, mother, 15 Lethbridge St, Moonee Ponds    

Enlisted:    21 Mar 1916      

Embarked:     A70 Ballarat 19 Feb 1917 torpedoed    

 

The transport HMAT Ballarat after being torpedoed by a German submarine off the

southern English coast on 25 Apr 1917. In the background a British destroyer is

standing by to take the troops.  http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/C01592 AWM Collection.

 

 

Pte. D. L. Morris. 5th Battalion, aged 21 years, who died of wounds on 24th September, was the only son of Mrs. Ellen Morris, of 15 Lethbridge street, Moonee Ponds. Mrs. Morris, who is a widow, has been a resident of Essendon for upwards of 30 years. Her husband, Mr. J. G. Morris, was killed in the American Civil War*, while her brother died of wounds received in Afghanistan.

 

THE FLYING CORPS. (1918, October 24). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 Edition: Morning. Retrieved August 29, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74607468

*As the Civil War occurred in 1861 to 1865, It doesn't seem highly likely that her husband, presumably Donald's father, died in it.  Possibly the war involved was the South African War 1899-1902, or the the person who died was Mrs Morris' father.

 

In our issue last week it was erroneously stated that Private D. L. Morris, of Lethbridge street, who was killed, was the only son of Mrs. Morris, whereas it should have been the youngest son. The father of Mrs. Morris was killed in the American Civil War.

 

ROLL OF HONOR. (1918, October 31). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 Edition: Morning. Retrieved August 29, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74607519

 

Yup, thought so!

 

CORRESPONDENCE  

THANKS.

Sir - I would like, through your paper to thank the Essendon Citizens' Sailors and Soldiers' Welfare League for the splendid [way] they came to my aid a few Saturdays [ago]. The gentlemen worked with such a will and put my garden (back and front) in thorough order and I am truly grate ful for it. I wish to thank the Secreatary (Mr Manderson) also for his [kind] help and advice in fixing up my son's military affairs. We heartily wish the League every success - Yours. etc.. ELLEN MORRIS. 15 Lethbridge St Moonee Ponds.

 

CORRESPONDENCE. (1918, November 14). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 3 Edition: Morning. Retrieved September 3, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74607642

 

 

Date of death:  24/09/1918

CWGC:  "Son of William and Ellen Morris, of 15, Lethbridge St., Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia.

LA CHAPELETTE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, PERONNE

 

War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall L-R

Essendon State School

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours Pte AMC

 

In Memoriam

 

DIED OF WOUNDS.

MORRIS.-Private D. L. Morris, only son of Mrs,
Ellen Morris, of Lethbridge street, Moonee Ponds,
died of wounds on September 24. He was 21 years
of age.   
25 October 1918

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1404236 

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