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John MORRIS

Major John MORRIS of Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorial)

Killed in Action Monday 7th October 1918, France & Flanders, age 39

Of:Boston Bank, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1879, Llansilin, Denbighshire
Parents:Mary Ellen Morris and Thomas Morris of 2 Porkington Terrace, Oswestry, Wales
Marital status:Married to Ellen Mary Morris (née Cooper) of Boston Bank, Hyde, Cheshire
Occupation:Physician Surgeon
He enlisted in:
Remembered on:Grave/Panel II. K. 7. of the memorial in Bellicourt British Cemetery, Aisne, France
Link with Hyde:Lived in Hyde

Notes:"Awarded Military Cross.

Newspaper Report:
One of the most popular officers with the Hyde Territorials is our esteemed townsman, Lieutenant John Morris, of Mottram Road, Hyde, and his popularity amongst the officers and men of the 6th Battalion Cheshire Regiment, and especially “C” Company, is only equalled by the respect and admiration with which the people of Hyde regard him. He has been with the “Terriers” ever since they left Hyde in August, and during the whole time they have bee in the trenches, attended to the sick and wounded. In a letter received by Mrs (Dr) Morris, last Monday, the Dr. Stated that “the weather was still very wet. They had been in the trenches eight days and should have been reserved on Wednesday, the 17th inst.” We wish our genial Doctor a safe return.
  Cheshire Herald February 27th, Page 8, Column 3"