Rudolph was the eldest son of Albert and Mary Morris of the Old Manor House, Eardisland.
He was one of four children and as an adult worked as a gardener at Walton Hall, Warrington, Lancashire.
Rudolph Morris joined his regiment on the 22nd November 1915, serving at home, until joining the 1/4th Territorial Battalion the Cheshire Regiment in Palestine.
His role at that time was a ‘brigade bomber’ and on the 9th march 1918, Rudolph was wounded in an attack on Turkish positions.
Following a full recovery, he re-joined his old battalion in France, to where it had moved after the Turkish army’s collapse.
Assigned as a Regimental Stretcher Bearer he was again wounded on the 25th July 1918; this time severely and by friendly fire, at Coucy Le Chateau. Evacuated from the battle area he died some days later at no.3 Stationary Hospital, Rouen.