Morris was educated at Crookesmoor County School and Walkley Church of England School, then became a Silversmith by trade, employed by Messrs. James Deakin & Sons. He Joined the R.A.M.C. (T.F.) on 5th November 1914 and was embodied into the 3rd West Riding Divisional Field Ambulance. He was 39 years and 10 months old, and lived at 76 Common Side, Walkley at the time. On 11th April 1916, he was appointed Lance Corporal. He embarked at Southampton on 11th January with the 2/3rd West Riding Field Ambulance, then disembarking at Havre then next day, entered war in France on 12th January 1917. On 6th April, Morris was admitted into his unit suffering with Bronchitis, and was evacuated back to No 4 Casualty Clearing Station on the 20th, then on the 26th was transferred to No 10 General Hospital via No 19 Ambulance Train. He returned to the UK on 14th May 1917. He was discharged on 29th August “No longer physically fit for war service” due to “Disordered action of the heart” - authorized by the 2/1st Southern General Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham on the 8th. It was stated that his condition was not the result of, but aggravated by military service. He died at his home in Sheffield on 16th December 1918. He does not appear to have been commemorated by the CWGC. Morris was the son of Lewis and Sarah Hodgkison; and the husband of Lucy Helen (daughter of William Toyne Mower) of 103 Barker’s Pool, Sheffield - married on 22nd June 1899. They had one son.