Morriss Anderson CATIONS


CATIONS, Morriss Anderson

Service Number: 2800
Enlisted: 1 July 1915, Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 46th Infantry Battalion
Born: Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 24 June 1897
Home Town: Geelong, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: State School, Geelong, Victoria
Occupation: Moulder
Died: Died of wounds, France, 15 January 1917, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Montauban
Row K, Grave 59
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2800, 14th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne
27 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2800, 14th Infantry Battalion
27 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2800, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
4 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 46th Infantry Battalion, At Tel el Kebir
15 Jan 1917: Involvement Private, SN 2800, 46th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Morriss Anderson CATIONS was born on 24th June, 1897 in Geelong, Victoria

His parents were Alex Henry CATIONS and Selina Maria WATKIN

He was previously in the Geelong Senior Cadets for 4 years before he enlisted in Melbourne on 1st July, 1915 - he embarked with the 14th Infantry Battalion, 9th Reinforcements on the ship HMAT Hororata on 27th September, 1915

Morriss died of Wounds received in Action on 15th January, 1917 at the 12th Advanced Dressing Station, in the Field in France, near Guedecourt on the Somme - he is buried in Bernafay Wood British Cemetery & also has a memorial headstone in Teesdale Cemetery in Victoria - his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial

He was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal & the Victory Medal.

His Uncle and 2 Cousins all died in France -  his brother Cyril tried to enlist but was rejected because of his age.