Lieutenant Herbert Arthur Morris

Lieutenant Herbert Arthur Morris

Herbert Arthur Morris © Dorking Advertiser findmypast.co.uk
Royston Williamson 2015

Thank you to Patricia Brazier for the following research.

Herbert was born on 14th January 1897. His father, John is an agricultural worker and his mother is Ellen, they are living at Boxhill Farm.

In the 1911 census Herbert’s family are living in Leslie Road Dorking. Herbert is aged 14 and he is a Butcher’s Boy. He has an older brother named John who is a Brickyard labourer.

Records from the London Brighton and South Coast Railways show that in August 1914 Herbert was a Cleaner at Dorking Station.

Herbert enlisted at Guildford. His medal card shows that before joining the Machine Gun Corps he spent time in the Royal Field Artillery and the Scots Riffles.

Herbert died on 15th June 1917, he was 20 years old. At the time his company were fighting in Arras in northern France.

Herbert Arthur Morris Death Notice © Dorking Advertiser findmypast.co.uk

Herbert is remembered on the Arras Memorial Panel reference bay 10. He is also remembered on the Memorial in South Street, Dorking.

Son of                          John and Ellen Morris of 9 Leslie Road, Dorking

Regiment                     101st Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Number                       13040

Date of Death              15th June 1917
Place of Death             France
Cause of Death           Killed in Action

Age                              20

Memorial                     Arras Memorial, France

Herbert Morris
Herbert Morris on Arras Memorial