Herbert William Morris

Personal Details

Born: Birth registered in Market Drayton, Shropshire during first quarter of 1880 .

Family: He was the eldest of seven children born to Henry & Alice Morris. In 1906 Herbert married Margaret Ellen Whittingham, the marriage being registered in Market Drayton. The couple had seven children: Frederick Herbert, Ronald, Violet May, Harold, Douglas E, Edith E, and Edgar J.

Residence: In 1881 the family were living in the Hodnet area and continued to do so until at least 1901. Herbert and Ellen remained in the same area, their address in 1911 being given as 7 Drayton Road, Wollerton, Market Drayton. Shropshire. The Absent Voters list of 1919  lists his address as 3 Claypit Street, Whitchurch. By 1939 Herbert, along with his wife and daughter Edith, was living at 20 Bentley’s Road, Market Drayton.

Employment: The 1901 Census lists Herbert’s occupation as that of a farmer’s son. Ten years later he was working as a farm labourer and in 1939 he was employed as a general labourer.

Died: In 1963 aged 83, the death being registered in Whitchurch.

Other Information: It has not been categorically proved that the Herbert William Morris listed as living at 3 Claypit Street in 1919 was the same person as referred to above, but it would seem highly likely.

Military Details

Date of Enlistment: Named in Whitchurch Herald November 1915 as having enlisted

Date of Discharge: Prior to Spring 1919

Reason for Discharge: Demobilised

Further military details not known



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