George Austin MORSCHEL


MORSCHEL, George Austin

Service Number: 12452
Enlisted: 31 January 1916, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 1st Australian Army Service Corps Company
Born: Berry, New South Wales, 10 April 1891
Home Town: Berry, Shoalhaven Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Berry Public School
Occupation: Salesman
Died: Died of Illness (tuberculosis), Sydney Hall Military Hospital, Weymouth, England, 25 January 1917, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Melcombe Regis Cemetery, Dorset, England
Plot III, Row C, Grave 2766
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Berry Honour Roll, Berry War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

31 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 12452, Sydney, New South Wales
24 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 12452, 1st Australian Army Service Corps Company , Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 12452, 1st Australian Army Service Corps Company , HMAT Anchises, Sydney
25 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 12452, 1st Australian Army Service Corps Company

George Austin Morschel Birth

George was born at Berry in the Shoalhaven on 10th April 1891 to George Powell Morschel and his wife Frances Williams. He was the second child of six and the first born son.

I do not have his birth certificate but have sighted it. I have been researching our family for over 30 years and my grandmother was George's first cousin, and when her baby brother was born, Frances begged my Great-grandmother to call the little boy George Austin in memory of her son. This was done and the second George Austin is still living in the Shoalhaven age 98.

I Hope this is of use to you in your aim to get more details of our soldiers of WWI - Regards, Joy Vost

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

George Austin MORSCHEL was born in 1891 in Berry, New South Wales

His parents were George Paul MORSCHEL (known as John) and Frances WILLIAMS who married in 1888 in Nowra, NSW

He had previously served for 2 years in the Senior Cadets before he enlisted in Sydney on 31st January, 1916 as a Driver in the Army Service Corp.

George was hospitalised several times during his service due to illness and died on 25th January, 1917 at the Sydney Hall Military Hospital , Weymouth UK due to tubercle in his lung - he is buried in Melcombe Regis Cemetery in Dorset

He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal



MORSCHEL - In loving memory of our dear son & brother, George Austin Morschel (ASC) died in England, January 25, 1917

                              "Loved by all"