Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Private William Morris

Male 1892 - 1917  (~ 25 years)


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  • Name William Morris 
    Prefix Private 
    Born Apr 1892  Deptford, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Military WW1 
    • Morris, William Private. Belonged to the 29th Regiment and enlisted with the 34th Battalion at Galt, January 23, 1915. He went overseas with the 2nd reinforcing draft. He was born in England and his next of kin is R. Morris, Maple Ave., Hespeler, Ontario. He was employed by the R. Forbes Company Limited of Hespeler.1a

      1aMorris, William: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 21 May 2016, from https://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2845750/data?n=1
    Morris, William Private.
    Morris, William Private.
    Belonged to the 29th Regiment and enlisted with the 34th Battalion at Galt, January 23, 1915. He went overseas with the 2nd reinforcing draft. He was born in England and his next of kin is R. Morris, Maple Ave., Hespeler, Ontario. He was employed by the R. Forbes Company Limited of Hespeler.

    Morris, William: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 21 May 2016, from https://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2845750/data?n=1
    Immigration 1911  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Laborer, Laundry 
    Residence 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Anglican 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    WW1, Private, 29th Regiment / 34th Battalion / 2nd Reinforcing Draft 
    Misfortune 1917 
    Killed in WW1 
    Residence , England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence Deptford, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-212302 
    Died 28 Apr 1917  north of, Arras, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Vimy Memorial, , Pas De Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I212302  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2021 

    Father Richard Blanchford Morris,   b. 1865, York, , Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1944  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Agnes Adelaide Goldspink,   b. 9 Feb 1871, Croydon, , Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1934, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Family ID F51921  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Son of Richard and Agnes Morris, of Maple Avenue, Hespeler, Ontario.

  • Sources 
    1. [S572] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1911, Galt 1911 Div. 14 Page 21.

    2. [S2446] Census - England - 1911, Brixton Hill, Norwood, London, England.
      Richard Morris 46 b. York, York, England
      Agnes Morris 39 Croyden
      Violet Agnes Morris 18 Southwick
      Elizabeth Rose Morris 16 Deptford
      William Morris 14 Deptford
      Benjamin Morris 13 Clapham
      Lilian Morris 10 Brixton
      Margaret Morris 5 Brixton
      Annie Morris 3 Brixton
      John Richard Morris 1 Brixton
      Mildred Morris 0 Brixton

    3. [S2231] Military - Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One.

    4. [S2007] Military - Canada - War Graves Registers: Circumstances of Death.
      William Morris Death Date: 28 Apr 1917 Rank: Private Unit: 7th Battalion Service number: 116665 Cemetery: Orchard Dump Cemetery Cemetery Location: 5 Miles North East of Arras, France Burial Place: Arras, France. Killed in actrion attack at Arleux-en.Gohelle

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Apr 1892 - Deptford, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1911 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer, Laundry - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Anglican - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - , England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Deptford, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Apr 1917 - north of, Arras, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Vimy Memorial, , Pas De Calais, France Link to Google Earth
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