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  • 5064 Private Frederick Morley was wounded in action on 27 September 1916 in Hessian Trench and moved to the CCS at Puchevillers. He died of his wounds later that day and is buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery. Many thanks to John F Knight for taking the photograph and leaving a cross.  Steve Morse 2014
Person Details
Plaistow London
He was the son of Samuel and Susan Morley and the brother of Albert, Florence and Ernest Morley. In 1911 they lived at 6 Lawrence Street Nottingham. Fred married his wife May Atkinson on 6th April 1912 at St Matthias Church in Sneinton and Florence Morley was witness. He was the father of Doris Morley (born 25/8/1912). Following his death May married William Barnes in April 1917 and they lived at 1 Belmont Street Walker Street Sneinton Nottingham.
Sand paperer
27 Sep 1916
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5 Clare Court, Glasshouse Street, Nottingham
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Frederick Morley enlisted in Nottingham on 25 August 1914 he gave his age as 24 yrs and 164 days he gave his occupation as that of a sand paperer. His disciplinary record in 1915, seems to have caused him problems with illness in late 1915 and August 1916. He served with the battalion on Gallipoli and on 4 December 1915 was given 168 days Field Punishment No 1 for smoking cigarettes when 'standing to' and was put in detention. On 13 December 1915 he was sent to Mudros on Lemnos suffering from exposure. He re-joined the battalion in Egypt for their six month occupation of the Canal. After the move to France in July 1916, he was again ill but once more recovered and returned to the battalion, which by this time was on the Somme. The battalion took a leading part in the Battle of Thiepval, 26th to 29th September 1916 and on 27th, Frederick was wounded by a gunshot wound to the chest, whilst his unit were holding part of Hessian trench and removed to the Casualty Clearing Station at Puchevillers. He died there the same day and the cause of death was listed as gunshot wound, compound fracture right thigh. Many men died from blood loss from fractured thighs in the Great War. He was buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery, grave IV. E. 23.
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  • 5064 Private Frederick Morley was wounded in action on 27 September 1916 in Hessian Trench and moved to the CCS at Puchevillers. He died of his wounds later that day and is buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery. Many thanks to John F Knight for taking the photograph and leaving a cross.  Steve Morse 2014
    Frederick Morley Grave - 5064 Private Frederick Morley was wounded in action on 27 September 1916 in Hessian Trench and moved to the CCS at Puchevillers. He died of his wounds later that day and is buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery. Many thanks to John F Knight for taking the photograph and leaving a cross. Steve Morse 2014