MORGAN, Herbert Henry MM

Service No. –  928

Rank – Private

Unit/Division – 3rd Australian Machine Gun Company

Enlistment Date – 18 August 1914

Address on Enlistment –  Bunbury, WA

Occupation on Enlistment – Lumper

Next of Kin on Enlistment – Mother, Jane MORGAN – 75 Skeffington Road, East Ham, LONDON

 

Religion – Church of England

Embarkation Details – From Fremantle on 2 November 1914 per ” Ascanius ”

Killed in Action –  21 September, 1917 approx. 4000 yards East of Westhoek, Belgium

Burial Location –  Inscription on Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper BELGIUM – Panel No. 31

Service Medals Awarded – 1914/1915 Star – N0. 5037
                                              – British War Medal – No. 4120
                                              – Victory Medal – No. 4120
                                              – Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 331737
                                              – Distinguished Conduct Medal

HONOURS/AWARD CITATION:-

DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL –  ” At POZIERES on the 25th of July 1916, when the infantry on the right were wavering, having had many casualties through shell fire, he put his gun and tripod over the parapet; ordered the infantry to hold their ground  and opened rapid fire with the gun. The position was held. He was soon after badly wounded. PTE MORGAN’S prompt action  under Machine Gun and shell fire  undoubtedly saved a critical situation “.

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