Other names: William Henry Burge
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetSunderlandSherborne, Dorset
Story: William Henry Burge Morgan was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 27 Mar 1893 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 22 May 1893 the son of William Morgan and Mary Anna Morgan (nee Burge). William's father ran a Drapery business at 34 High Street, Shaftesbury until his death in 1896 when William's mother took on the business for a short while. By 1911 the business had been sold and the family were living at 22 Bimport, Shaftesbury. William received some of his education at Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury. He enlisted with the Territorial Unit of the Royal Army Medical Corps on 13 Apr 1915 as a Private (Service No. 2350). He joined the 3/3rd Wessex Field Ambulance and served only in the UK. He had considerable medical problems during his service and at one time spent nearly 7 months in Whalley Military Hospital in Sunderland. He was eventually discharged on 16 Apr 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He was also granted a 20% pension. He then lived at 'Shaston', Cold Harbour Lane, Sherborne, Dorset. His death was recorded in Sherborne on 26 Jun 1924 and as he remained single all his life administration of his estate was granted to his sister, Mary Gwendoline Morgan.