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Person Details

MORRISS, Jack Septimus

Memorials

Name: Beaumont College WW1 and WW2 Burfield Road, Old Windsor
NIWM Ref: 64242
RBWM Ref: WM283

Person Details

Place of birth: Stonebridge, Blackboys, Sussex
Gender: Male
Date of death: 05/10/1917
Place of death: Ypres
Manner of death: Killed in action
Age at death: 20
CWGC Ref: 831546
TWGPP Ref: 280477

Military details

Military Organisation: Army
Military Unit/Group: Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Rank: Lieutenant

Relatives

Father Henry MORRISS
Mother Una MORRISS

Additional information

Jack Septimus Morriss was killed in action on the 5th of October 1917, a day after the Battle of Broodseinde, part of the Battle of Passchendaele. Broodseinde was the most successful attack of Battle of Passchendaele, as the British forces captured the German positions on Gheluvelt plateau and Broodseinde Ridge. The British attack coincided with a German counter attacks on their recently lost positions on the edge of the plateau, in the confusion the German commanders were slow to realise that the British forces were advancing. Jack was only 20 and died with no known grave.
Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium and Framfield, Sussex, England, St. Thomas a Becket churchyard. He was the son of Henry and Una Morriss, of Stonebridge, Blackboys, Sussex.

Resources

Summary: Beaumont Union
notes about Jack and extract from war diary.

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