Cyril Daniel Victor MORRIS

MORRIS, Cyril Daniel Victor

Service Numbers: 2712, N390132
Enlisted: 23 August 1915, Holdsworthy, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 14th Light Trench Mortar Battery
Born: Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, 6 March 1898
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not known
Occupation: Clerk & Storeman
Died: Illness, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 10 January 1946, aged 47 years
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
Roman Catholic Section 15, Grave 44
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, New South Wales Garden of Remembrance (Rookwood Necropolis)
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World War 1 Service

23 Aug 1915: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, 2712, 19th Infantry Battalion, Holdsworthy, NSW
2 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 2712, 19th Infantry Battalion
2 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 2712, 19th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
20 Apr 1916: Transferred Australian Army (Post WW2), 55th Infantry Battalion
12 Feb 1917: Transferred Australian Army (Post WW2), 14th Light Trench Mortar Battery
27 Jun 1919: Discharged Australian Army (Post WW2), N390132, 14th Light Trench Mortar Battery

World War 2 Service

27 Feb 1942: Enlisted Corporal, N390132, Paddington, Sydney
27 Feb 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, N390132
29 Dec 1943: Discharged N390132, 5 Australian Base Ordnance Depot

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Cyril Daniel Victor MORRIS was born in Rockhampton, Queensland on 6th March, 1898

His parents were Charles Robert MORRIS & Mary Elizabeth MAHER

He enlisted in Holdsworthy, NSW as a Private on 23rd August, 1915 and embarked from Sydney on 2nd November, 1915 with the 19th Infantry Battalion, 6th reinforcements on the HMAT Euripides

He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 22nd August, 1916 but reverted back to a Private on 16th September, 1916

He was transferred to the 55th Battalion on 20th April, 1916 and to the 14th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery on 12th February, 1917

Cyril returned to Australia on 15th January, 1919 on the ship City of Exeter & was discharged on 27th June, 1919

Medals:  1914-15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal

Cyril married Phyllis Eliza WISE in Sydney in 1925 - one daughter Patricia


World War 2 Service details

Cyril enlisted with the Citizens Military Forces at Paddington in Sydney and served full time in the CMF on 27th February, 1942 with the Central Ordinance Depot (AAOC) Sydney

He was discharged on 29th December, 1943 as medically unfit - his posting was the 5 Australian Base Ordnance Depot

He died of Illness in Sydney on 10th January, 1946 and is buried in the NSW Garden of Remembrance at Rookwood, Roman Catholic Section 15, Grave 44 - his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial

Medals:  Australian Service Medal, War Medal & General Service Badge