South Staffordshire War Memorials

Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the South Staffordshire area who died during the two World Wars.

Alfred Morris

Alfred Morris was born in 1892 at Ryde Farm, Hilton. He was the son of Charles Morris, a waggoner, and his wife Eliza. By 1901 the family were living at Slade Heath, Coven. In 1911 Alfred was living with his parents and working as a farm labourer.

Alfred may have already had some military experience by the outbreak of war because he went to France with his unit, the Royal Garrison Artillery 71st Heavy Battery, on the 14th February 1915. He survived the war but died - probably at the 12th Casualty Clearing Station, Busigny - on 21st November 1918. He is buried in Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Busigny, Nord, France.

Gunner Alfred Morris, 41493, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1915 Star.

This memorial has mostly been compiled from official sources. It would be good to be able to expand it with more personal material - memories, stories, photos, etc. If you have any suitable material or any corrections please contact Greg.