Melville Alexander MORPHETT

MORPHETT, Melville Alexander

Service Number: 6279
Enlisted: 17 April 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Perth Western Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Granville, Parramatta, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Natural causes, Sydney NSW Australia, 14 June 1978, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

17 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6279, 1st Infantry Battalion
9 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6279, 1st Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '7' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Euripides embarkation_ship_number: A14 public_note: ''

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Biography contributed by Anna Morphett

Mel lived with his wife Olive in a spacious house on the Granville/Rosehill boundary in Sydney. He was a draper before anyone had heard about the fabric shop "Spotlight". Olive was a teacher at a prestigious girls school during the war. They had 4 children one of whom was my father.