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30/12/2015 Died of Wounds 8-4-18. Informant Sgt McGill 2424, 49th Battalion D Company 14th Pl. No1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny.
30/12/2015 He was educated at Newmills National School.
30/12/2015 The 1901 census records Thomas H as 16 years old. He was living with the family at Drumard, Tullyniskane, Tyrone. He was working for his father on the farm.
30/12/2015 Family: Henry Morgan, Jane Morgan, Thomas Henry Morgan (born about 1885), Leslie C Morgan (born about 1887), Edith E Morgan (born about 1890), William Charles Morgan (born about 1896), Earnest Ralph Morgan (born about 1900).
30/12/2015 Thomas joined the Royal Irish Constabulary in 1906 and remained with them until 1910.
30/12/2015 It seems the some of the family emigrated to Australia about 1914. Thomas was aged about 25.
30/12/2015 He lived with the family at Lismore, Richmond River, New South Wales where he worked as a Motor Driver.
30/12/2015 Particulars required for the Roll of Honour of Australia in the Memorial War Museum.
30/12/2015 Thomas enlisted in Australia on 20 September 1916. He gives his next of kin as his mother Mrs Jane Morgan, Bounty Street, Lismore, New South Wales.
30/12/2015 Thomas Henry Morgan was the son Henry and Jane Morgan. He was born in county Tyrone about 1885.
30/12/2015 Thomas Henry Morgan is also commemorated on Newmills LOL 183 Roll of Honour.
30/12/2015 I saw him wounded both arms broken by a machine gun explosion bullet. Taken to D/S. do not know any further particulars. Enlisted in Queensland, age about 30, tall, well built and dark.
30/12/2015 Reference : T B Fairbairn 3161, H.Q. Con Camp Buchy Nr Rouen. 23 August 1918
30/12/2015 'Morgan was a farmer and had been a policeman before joining the Army. He came from the north of Ireland and was a tall fair man. We were at Dernicourt on April 5th and engaged in an attack when Morgan was hit by machine gun fire, one bullet passing through his lungs, others breaking both his arms. We handed him down to the S Ba. He was then alive, and I know nothing of his burial.'
30/12/2015 Letter from the C.C, 56th CCS, British Expeditionary Force - London, 12-8-18
30/12/2015 'Private T H Morgan , 49th Battalion. He was admitted to this C.C.S on 6-4-18 suffering from a penetrating gun shot wound in the chest and gunshot wounds in both arms, the left arm being fractured. He was operated on the 8-4-18, but died on that date. He was buried by Rev. M W Cuthbert on the 9th April 1918. His place of burial is Grave no 20 Row X Plot 1 communal Cemetery Extension, Gezaincourt, near Doullens.'
30/12/2015 The actual notification sent to his mother
30/12/2015 Private Thomas Henry Morgan died of wounds received in action at Gezaincourt on 8th April 1918, age 33.
30/12/2015 Private Thomas Henry Morgan served with the 49th Battalion of the Australian Infantry, AIF.
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