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

Morris G. H. Sergt. R.F.A.

George Henry Morris was born in Claverley where he was baptised on the 11th November, 1883. He was the son of Edwin Morris, a labourer and his wife, Elizabeth. The family lived at Wall Hill, Claverley.

George joined the army in 1902. He served in South Africa from 1903 until 1906 when he was sent to India. In 1909 he was returned home after spending several periods in hospital suffering from dysentery. He was transferred to the reserve in 1910 at the end of his eight-year term.

After leaving the army, George worked as a police constable in Chester. At the outbreak of war he was mobilized, rejoining the RFA in Glasgow on 5th August. As an experienced soldier, he was rapidly promoted; first to corporal (August 1914), then to sergeant (September 1914). Unfortunately he appears to have picked up a very active TB infection on rejoining the army. He was discharged 'no longer physically fit' on 8th December, 1914. He died on 28th December, 1914.

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