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RAMC profile of:
William Thomas MORRIS
[Service No:  102737]
 
 


Place or Date
of Birth:
1888

Service Number: 102737

TF Number:

Rank: Pte

Unit: 21 Stationary Hospital

Attached To:

Enlistment Location: Woolwich

Also Served: Various - see below

Outcome: Died

Date Died: 04/09/1919
Age Died:

Where Buried and/or Commemorated: Haidar Pasha Cemetery, Istanbul - Turkey

Awards:

Gazette Reference:
 


Other Information:

William had previously served with the R.A.M.C. (TF) before the war but his service had ended due to his service time expiring. On 7th June 1913 he married Lillian Alethea, they had one daughter - Alethea Maria, born on the 29th April 1914. William attested on the 13th October 1915. He was 27 years and 2 months old; a clerk by trade; and was living at 9 Park Lane, Swindon, Wilks at the time. He served with “C” Coy until 14th September 1917, when he was posted to “P” Coy. During this time he was sent to Blackpool Sanitation (26th July to 6th August 1917), a total of 11 days for German Measles. On 12th October 1917, he was sent with No 13 R.A.M.C. Reinforcements to Salonika. He embarked at Southampton, entering the war in Salonika on 6th November 1917. On 21st March 1918 he was posted to serve with No 21 Stationary Hospital. He served there until 3rd August, when he was admitted into the hospital and discharged from duty on 26th. On 5th January 1919, he returned to duty, joining the 143rd Field Ambulance. He served with this unit until 10th June 1919, when he was posted to No 43 R.A.P. for duty. Nine days later William was admitted into No 28 General Hospital, the reason was not yet diagnosed (NYD). He was then transferred to an infectious hospital, diagnosed as suffering with enteritis. On the 29th he was reported as being still dangerously ill but progressing satisfactorily by staff at No 43 General Hospital. On 4th August 1919, he was sent from 43 General Hospital to H. M. H. S. “Gloucester Castle” for sick. The hospital ship was likely to be bringing him home but he was admitted into No 52 General Hospital at Constantinople on 19th August 1919, diagnosed as being “Seriously Ill”. William died at 52nd General Hospital of Dysentery. He was buried the next day in the British Cemetery - the Officiating Chapman was F Rochhill, C of E. [Portrait photograph courtesy of William's family]


 
 
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