George Graham Morgan

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details

Born: 15 September 1874 in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire and baptised 30 May 1876 at Merthyr Tydfil Parish Church.

Family: He was the eldest of at least five children born to William Morgan, a potato merchant and his wife Elizabeth. He married Kathleen Haigh in 1908 in Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. The couple had two children, George Graham and Harry.

Residence: At the time of his baptism in 1876 until at least 1881 his family were living in Court Street, Merthyr Tydfil. In 1881 George was a boarder at a farm in Alkington, Whitchurch, Shropshire. By 1891 he was living with his parents and siblings at 11 St Mary`s Street, Whitchurch. In 1911 and now married, his home was 7 Park Road, Whitchurch. An address of 9 West End, Whitchurch was given for him on his 1917 Pension Index Card. In 1939 and until his death in 1956 he was living at 9 Smallbrook Road, Whitchurch.

Employment: In 1891 he was a farm apprentice but by 1901 he was a clerk, possibly working for his father. An occupation of potato merchant was stated for him in both 1911 and 1939.

Died: 1956 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and buried on 23 April 1956 in Whitchurch Cemetery, aged 81.

Military Details

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps

Rank: Driver

Service Number: T1/3834

Date of Enlistment: 8 October 1914

Date of Discharge: 2 January 1917

Reason for Discharge: No longer physically fit

Medals and Awards

George was awarded the Silver War Badge (number 106346)

Silver War Badge

Great War History Hub Whitchurch Shropshire Medals Front Image

The Silver War Badge was issued in the United Kingdom and the British Empire to service personnel who had been honourably discharged due to wounds or sickness from military service in World War I. The badge, sometimes known as the "Discharge Badge", the "Wound Badge" or "Services Rendered Badge", was first issued in September 1916, along with an official certificate of entitlement.


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