William Henry MORGAN

MORGAN, William Henry

Service Numbers: 2524, 2524A
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 54th Infantry Battalion
Born: Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales., 1881
Home Town: Mudgee, Mid-Western Regional, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Pneumonia, France, 4 November 1918
Cemetery: Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension
Grave V. A. 34. INSCRIPTION GOD THOUGHT IT BEST TO TAKE HIM TO HIS ETERNAL REST , Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Abbeville, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gulgong and Mudgee District Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

30 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, 2524, 54th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
30 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, 2524, 54th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Sydney
4 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, 2524A, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 2524A awm_unit: 2nd Australian Division Headquarters Traffic Control awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1918-11-04

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Birth record is one of the following

Births Sep 1881.

MORGAN William Henry Haverfordwest 11a 904

MORGAN William Henry Haverfordwest 11a 896
2nd Div. HQ. Traffic Control. Australian Division.

William was the son of Lewis and Mary Morgan, of Robeston Wathen. He had been a member of the 7th Welsh, a Territorial Cyclist Battalion prior to emigrating to Australia. He enlisted there at Bathurst, NSW on 6 August 1916, and was posted to the 5th reinforcements to the 54th Battalion, Australian Infantry. William embarked at Sydney on 30 September 1916 aboard HMAT Aeneas, and disembarked at Plymouth on 19 November 1916. William then sailed for France on 21 December 1916, and eventually joined his unit from Etaples in February 1917 on the Somme. William was admitted to hospital just weeks later, suffering from gunshot wounds to his face and hands, and re-joined his unit on 15 May, but was wounded again that same day, and was out of action for two more weeks. William then transferred to the 5th Division Headquarters, as Shoeing Smith in September, 1917, while the Australian Corps was at Ypres. He then served with the 54th Battalion until being admitted to hospital in France 24 October 1918 suffering from pneumonia. William died of pneumonia in hospital on 4 November 1918, aged 36. He was buried at Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, France.