Ernest Henry Morris
War dead Male Born 4/10/1895 Died 9/2/1945
Ernest Henry Morris was born on 4 October 1895 in Kilburn, the younger son of Richard Grimley Morris and Augusta Jane Morris, nee Adeney. His father was a bank clerk. Both the 1901 and 1911 censuses show the family living at 15 Cotleigh Road, West Hampstead and they were still there when he enlisted into the army on 16 December 1915 and joined the Royal Army Service Corps, giving his occupation as a clerk. His service number was S/313494 and he remained a private until his discharge in late 1919. He served mainly within the UK and did not leave from Southampton to Le Harve until 23 November 1918. Following his discharge he lived at 4 Ormond Road, Richmond, Surrey for the rest of his life. He joined the Territorial Army on 17 November 1930, enlisting for four years as a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps, service number 734277, but applied for discharge at a cost of £3 on 27 July 1931. The 1939 England and Wales Register, that was compiled for the issue of National Identity Cards, shows him as a clerk in the college office at Westminster College, Madingley Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.
He was killed as a result of enemy action on 9 February 1945, aged 49 years, at Church House, 98 Tavistock Place, WC1, when it was hit by a V2 rocket. Probate was granted and his estate totalled £3,534-11s-9d. He was interred with his parents at Section F1, Grave 76, Hampstead Cemetery, Fortune Green Road, NW6. He is also commemorated in the Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour, located near St. Georges's Chapel in Westminster Abbey, London.