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Charles and Sydney Morris

Charles and Sydney were brothers.

Charles Edward Morris

Private 10170 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers
Died 21 August 1915 aged 22
Remembered on the Helles Memorial
Possibly remembered on Tongham War Memorial as H Morris

Charles was the son of Edward and Kate Morris (nee Eckett) and was born in Alton in 1893. The 1901 census records that his family lived at The Moor in Tongham. The 1911 census records that he was a private in the 5th South Wales Borderers and out in South Africa, and claimed to be 20 years old. Charles's medal index card records that he went to war on 23 September 1915 and was awarded the 1914-15 star.

His younger siblings Mabel, Irene, Leonard and Reginald attended school in Tongham and all four left on 18/8/1911. The reason being "removal", so the family probably then moved out of the area.

Sydney Bertram Morris

Private 10924 1st Battalion South Wales Borderers
Died 28 September 1915 aged 20-21
Remembered on the Loos Memorial
Possibly remembered on Tongham War Memorial as H Morris

Sydney was also the son of Edward and Kate Morris (nee Eckett) and was born in Bentley in 1894. The 1901 census records that his family lived at The Moor in Tongham. The 1911 census records that he was a bricklayer and was living with his family in Grange Road in Tongham. Sydney's medal index card records that he went to war on 13 August 1914 and that he was awarded the 1914 Star. The service medal and award rolls record that he was attached to the Royal Flying Corps.

Tongham Great War Roll of Honour


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