Arthur William Morgan

Surname: Morgan
Other names: Arthur William
Other people in this story:
Edwin Charles Morgan
Mary Morgan nee Petty
Albert James Morgan
Emily Mary Morgan
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sturminster, Dorset

Arthur William Morgan was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 9 Mar 1893 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 7 May 1893 the son of Edwin Charles Morgan (aka Charles) and Mary Morgan (nee Petty). He lived most of his life at the family home at 22 Bimport, Shaftesbury. He had enlisted on 9 Dec 1915 and joined the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 16111). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but he did in fact serve somewhere abroad as confirmed on his Silver War Badge record. He was discharged as being medically unfit due to anaemia, which had been caused due to his service, on 22 Jun 1918. He was issued with Silver War Badge No. 385439 as well as being awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He also received a limited pension until 17 Feb 1922. Both the 1921 Census and the 1939 Register show him living with his brother, Albert James Morgan - an Agricultural Smith working for J. Farris & Co, and sister, Emily Mary Morgan, at 22 Bimport, Shaftesbury. Arthur was by 1939 disabled and not working having previously been a Blacksmith Labourer for J. Farris & Co, of Shaftesbury. His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry, during 1974. He had remained single throughout his life. (NB. The family report that they thought Albert James Morgan had also served but no record can currently be found to support this.)


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