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3214   Private Thomas Henry Morgan
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 16/10/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 49th Battalion (C Company), Australian Infantry (Australian Army)
Date Of Birth: 18/03/1885
Died: 08/04/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 33
Summary      
Thomas Henry Morgan was the eldest son Henry and Jane Morgan. He was born on 18th March 1885 near Newmills. He was the oldest of at least six children, all born in the Coalisland area. Thomas joined the Royal Irish Constabulary in 1906 and remained with them until 1910. It seems the some of the family emigrated to Australia about 1914. Thomas was aged about 25. He lived with the family at Lismore, Richmond River, New South Wales where he worked as a motor driver. 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. Private Thomas Henry Morgan served with the 49th Battalion of the Australian Infantry, AIF. Private Thomas Henry Morgan died of wounds received in action at Gezaincourt on 8th April 1918.
Further Information
Thomas Henry Morgan was the eldest son Henry and Jane Morgan. Henry Morgan and Jane Christie were married on 24th July 1883 in Derry City.
Thomas Henry Morgan was born on 18th March 1885 near Newmills. He was the oldest of at least six children, all born in the Coalisland area.
Known family: Henry Morgan, Jane Morgan, Thomas Henry Morgan (born 18th March 1885), Leslie C Morgan (born 17th March 1887), Edith E Morgan (born 23rd May 1889), Isabella Morgan (born 1st August 1891, died 2nd March 1897, age 5), William Charles Morgan (born 19th November 1894), Ernest Ralph Morgan (born 23rd December 1899).
He was educated at Newmills National School.
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.
Thomas joined the Royal Irish Constabulary in 1906 and remained with them until 1910.
It seems that some of the family emigrated to Australia about 1914. Thomas was aged about 25.
He lived with the family at Lismore, Richmond River, New South Wales where he worked as a Motor Driver.
Particulars required for the Roll of Honour of Australia in the Memorial War Museum.
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.
Private Thomas Henry Morgan served with the 49th Battalion of the Australian Infantry, AIF.
Died of Wounds 8-4-18. Informant Sgt McGill 2424, 49th Battalion D Company 14th Pl. No1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny.
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.
Reference : T B Fairbairn 3161, H.Q. Con Camp Buchy Nr Rouen. 23 August 1918
'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.'
Letter from the C.C, 56th CCS, British Expeditionary Force - London, 12-8-18
'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.'
The actual notification sent to his mother
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.
Private Thomas Henry Morgan died of wounds received in action at Gezaincourt on 8th April 1918, age 33.
Private Thomas Henry Morgan is buried in Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension in France.
Thomas Henry Morgan is also commemorated on Newmills LOL 183 Roll of Honour.
The CWGC record Private Thomas Henry Morgan as the son of Jane and Henry Morgan of Federal Chambers, Molesworth Street, Lismore, New South Wales. He is listed as being a native of County Tyrone, Ireland.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Drumard, Tullyniskane Newmills Census listing in Drumard, Tullyniskane 54.559459 -6.744515
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Morgan family Lists Thomas H as age 16 living with the family at house 4 in Drumard, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
2 Australian Embarkation Roll Embarkation Roll - Thomas Henry Morgan
3 Australian Military Records 56 documents regarding Thomas Morgan's Military Record
4 Australian Nominal Roll Nominal Roll - Thomas Henry Morgan
5 Australian Roll of Honour Roll of Honour - Thomas Henry Morgan
6 Australian Wounded and Missing Red Cross Wounded and Missing - Thomas Henry Morgan
7 Lismore War Memorial Thomas Henry Morgan listed on Lismore New South Wales War Memorial
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Thomas Henry Morgan's headstone can be purchased here.
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