Peter George Morris (Military Medal) was the eldest of five son's of Peter and Elizabeth Morris of Morton House, Treflach. He had also had an elder sister but she had died aged 3 the same year that he was born. In his childhood he attended Nantmawr British School and appears on their Roll of Honour
He married Mary Sides in 1912 and they had one son George who was born on 14th October 1914 in Chestnut Cottage, Welshpool, sadly his wife died just one week later on 21st October 1914. Young George went to live in Liverpool, one can only presume with a relative or guardian.
A letter written from the Army after Peter's death was sent to a Mr's Munro regarding the Mlitary Medal that young George's father had won and is shown below.
It is difficult to read so a transcription is included below the original.
Military Record including Regimental and Battalion Information
Peter George Morris joined the Royal Army Medical Corps and was initially based at Woolwich where on the 1st November 1915 he was promoted to Corporal.
He embarked at Southampton on 9th October 1916 as a reinforcement arriving in Rouen the next day where he was posted to serve with 111th Field Ambulance.
Peter suffered a couple of bouts of illness in December 16 and August 17. Records show that he was awarded the military medal for an act of “Bravery in the Field” As stated above this was announced on the 6th August 1918 in the supplement to the London Gazette.
He was wounded on the 21st March 1918 and admitted to 113th Field Ambulance with shrapnel wounds to his right arm and leg. He was transferred to No 2 Casualty Clearing Station on the same day.
On 26th March he was moved to No 3 Australian General Hospital in Abbeville but sadly died of his wounds on 1st April 1918 although in the War Diary for the 11th Field Ambulance his death is recorded on the 29th April.
He is buried at Abbeville Communal Cemetary Extension.
Royal Army Medical Corp Historical Information
'In Arduis Fidelis' (meaning 'Faithful in Adversity')
The earliest medical services in the British armed forces date back to King Charles II’s formation of a regular standing army. Each regiment was provided with a surgeon and assistant surgeon, both as commissioned officers.
Memorial and War Grave Information
Corporal Peter George Morris M. M.
100779 Royal Army Medical Corps
is buried at Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension where his gravestone bears the words "Duty Nobly Done - R I P"
He is also remembered on his parents and young sisters grave in Trefonen Churchyard