Vernon Barrett MORGAN

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MORGAN, Vernon Barrett

Service Number: 870
Enlisted: 16 February 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Unley, South Australia, 8 March 1890
Home Town: Unley, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Unley Public School
Occupation: Plumber
Died: Killed in Action, France, 4 August 1916, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Sunken Road Cemetery, Contalmaison
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Goodwood St George Anglican Church Memorial Tower, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley St. Augustine's Church Roll of Honour, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

16 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 870, 27th Infantry Battalion, Keswick, South Australia
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 870, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 870, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
4 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 870, 27th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE V. MORGAN.

Mrs William Morgan, of Wagin, Western Australia, has been notified that her youngest son, Vernon, was killed in action in France on August 4. His father, the late Mr. W. Morgan, was for upwards of 30 years a member of the commercial staff of 'The Advertiser'." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 23 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)

 

 

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