Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS

George Henry MORRIS


Born: 1890

Birthplace: Kyneton

Parents: George Henry Morris
Harriet Harley

Died: 5 August, 1915

Cause: Killed In Action

Place of death: Gallipoli, Turkey

Burial place: Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey Panel 50

Awards and Honours

  • 1914-1915 Star
  • British War Medal 1914-20
  • Victory Medal
  • 1914-1918 Memorial Plaque


7th Battalion



Regimental Service Number: 692

Enlistment date: 17 August, 1914 Melbourne

Age at enlistment: 24 years 8 months

Address at enlistment: Rockbank, via Footscray, Victoria

Religion: Church of England

Marital Status: Single

Next of kin: Sister: Louise Dalrymple (both parents deceased)

Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Weight: 10 stones 4 pounds
Complexion: Ruddy
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Dark Brown
Distinctive marks: Vaccination X 3

Embarkation ship: HMAT A20 Hororata.

Rank: Private

War Service Summary

17/08/104 - Joined 7th battalion
19/10/1914 - Embarked for overseas
08/05/1915 - Killed in Action while with C Company

War Service Commemerated

Killed in action.

Date: 8 May, 1915

08/05/1915 - Killed in Action
No Red Cross Report
Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey Panel 50

23/12/1915 - Letter from his only relative, sister Louise Dalrymple, requesting the effects of her brother.

26/12/1915 - Reply that her recent marriage and change of name and address have complicated the return of his effects.

23/07/1920 - Letter from sister Louise Dalrymple requesting her brother’s “Gallipoli Star” and stating that both parents had died when the siblings were very young. They were brought up by strangers in Kyneton, and that they never knew of other relatives.

Additional Information

The Argus
26 June 1915, page 11
MORRIS. —Killed in action, at the Dardanelles,
Private George Morris (late of Kyneton), F Com-
pany, 7th Battalion, only beloved brother of
Louie Dalrymple, Murrumbeena.

Birth Year Querry:
No birth record for George Henry Morris can be found for 1890.
Record Reg. # 2455 1884 at Fitzroy, may be George Henry.
His sister, Louise, was born in Melbourne, 1881 Reg. # 18052, to George Henry Morris and Harriet Harley.


Aust War Memorial Service Record Nominal Roll
Newspaper accounts