Morris, Charles


Name recorded on Highfield War Memorial.
His name was also found in the Highfield School headteachers log listed as an old boy, lost during World War 1. See Highfield School Roll of Honour.

Other Information

Birth registered for Charles William Morris, Oct-Dec 1897, Southampton, Vol. 2c, page 43. 
His war records (below) give his birthplace as St Lukes, Newtown, Southampton (which was in the area between the city centre and Portswood). It was sited on Onslow Road and was founded in 1853. St Lukes is now the Singh Sabha Gurdwara.

In the 1901 census, Charles Morris (b.1894, Southampton) was shown living at Sunnyside, Church Lane, Portswood, Hampshire. He was shown as a boarder in a 4 roomed house with William C. Harris (b.1866, Southampton) and his wife 
Rosaline Harris (b.1867, Southampton). William was a carpenter and joiner.
Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 1069; Folio: 19; Page: 30.
Charles Morris (service number 10096) served as a Private in the 10th Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment. His birthplace was described as St. Lukes, Southampton.
His medal cards showed that he received the Victory, british and 1915 Star medals and give his regimental number as 9932. He was deployed on his first service on 5th August 1915, to the Balkans. 
He was killed in action at Gallipoli in Turkey on 10th August 1915. He had seen just 5 days of active service and died aged just 17 years old. He served alongside fellow Highfield pupil, William Palmer who died with him on the same day.
He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328. 
At his time of death, his residence was recorded as Ipswich, Suffolk.

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