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Tracing Your Roots To Gallipoli

Remembering some of the Bolton men who lost their lives in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915

Henry Morris

Henry MorrisFarnworth Weekly Journal 17 September 1905

FARNWORTH SOLDIER MISSING

Mrs. Morris, 41, Elizabeth-st., Farnworth, has received official intimation that her husband, Private Henry Morris (11609), of the 6th L.N.L. Regiment, aged 24, who was in the recent heavy fighting at the Dardanelles, is missing. His last letter was sent on July 31st in which he stated that the "boys from Farnworth" were all right and he was going on well himself. He joined the army at the commencement of the war when he was working at the mills of the Bee Hive Company and went to the Dardanelles about three months ago. He was connected with All Saints' Church, and used to play football with the school club.

Henry was the son of William Morris b.1850, a knocker-up (previously a collier) and Mary Ann Morris neé Openshaw b.1851.

Henry first appeared on the 1891 Census (aged just one week) living at 25 Oak Street, Farnworth with his parents, half-sister Elizabeth Ann Bent b.1873 and siblings Jonathan b.1880, Clara b.1882, Philip b.1886 and William b.1889.

In 1901 he was living at 41 Bentley Street, Farnworth with his parents and siblings Elizabeth A, Jonathan, Clara, Philip, William and Albert b.1893 and nephew William Morris b.1890.

By 1911 Henry was living at 44 Devon Street with his widowed father, his brother Albert and his by then married sister Elizabeth Ann Mason and her daughter Mary Ann Mason b.1910.

Henry married Margaret Hannah Hewitt b.1891 at All Saints Church, Farnworth on 16 May 1914. He was still living at 44 Devon Street, Farnworth at the time and working as piecer.

Margaret remarried to John Kay in 1919.

Henry's name appears on Farnworth War Memorial.

Henry's brother, Albert was killed in action on the Somme on 10 July 1916 while serving in the 8th Bn Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

Name Morris, Henry
Rank Private
Number 11609
Unit 6th Bn
Lancashire Fusiliers
Born Farnworth, Lancashire
1891
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
1914
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
9 August 1915
Age 24
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
CWGC DETAILS
Lancashire Fusiliers