From Hoole History and Heritage Society

MORRIS, Thomas

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps Infantry

Rank: Private

Number: 19209

Died: 29 August 1916

Aged: 36

Buried/Memorial: Thiepval Memorial

Address: 16 West Street, Hoole

Cheshire Observer 30 September 1916


We deeply regret to learn that official information has been received of the death in action on August 29th of Pte Thomas Morris son of Mrs M Morris 16 West Street Hoole. He was in his 36th year and prior to joining the Regular Army served four years in the Royal Navy afterwards enlisting in the Royal Welch Fusiliers and doing most of his service with the colours in India.

Prior to the outbreak of war deceased was employed by the Wrexham Transport Co. He rejoined the colours at the outbreak of war and had been through the thickest of the fighting with the machine gun section of his battalion. Deceased was well liked by his comrades for his most cheerful and soldier like qualities. He had only 10 days to serve to complete 13 years’ service for his country. He was educated at the British School Victoria Road under the headmaster Mr Skeldon.”