Rudolph Morris introduction

201488 Pte. Rudolph Morris

  • 201488 Pte. Rudolph Morris
  • 1/4th. Battalion Cheshire Regiment
  • Died 2nd. August 1918, age 31
  • He lies in St. Sever Military Cemetery (ext.), nr. Rouen, France

Pte. Rudolph Morris

Private Rudolph Morris

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.

Pte. Rudolph Morris walk box

Pte. Rudolph Morris Memorial Walk

5/8 miles Church & Village Hall

Pte. Rudolph Morris gate box

Pte. Rudolph Morris Memorial Gate

Donated by The Mercian Regiment