Kenneth Leslie Morris

Born: 26 February 1896

Died: 20 March 1955

Recommendation: Distinguished Conduct Medal 18.11.17

For conspicuous gallantry during operations at Paschendale Ridge, East of Ypres. On 6th November 1917, Corpl. Morris was in charge of a front line post which was under continuous heavy barrage. This post was blown in, and Corpl Morris immediately redug and consolidated it, thus setting a splendid example to his men. A few seconds afterwards a liquid fire shell burst on the parapet; this N.C.O. immediately leapt out of the trench with a shovel and succeded in putting the flames out, although under intense artillary fire. He held the post for three days under the heaviest shell fire.

Photograph of Ken Morris with his cousin Ted Cullen (their mothers were sisters).

 

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