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Name:
Frederick (Fred) Morley
Casualty No.:
Initials:
F
Service No.:
7752 (Yorkshire Regiment / Green Howards); 79709 (Royal Engineers)
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Horsemarket, Barnard Castle
Age at Death:
22
Ranks:
Private; Sapper
Unit:
Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards); Royal Engineers, 176th Tunnelling Company (general labourer)
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Richmond
Home Address:
1901 Census: 7 Hill Yard, Barnard Castle. Teesdale Mercury In Memoriam: shows his parents living at 2 Pearson Terrace, Barnard Castle. Correspondence from Fred to Lizzie: addressed to 26 Horsemarket Barnard Castle
Civilian Employment:
At Winston colliery and at office of Teesdale Mercury
Cause of Death:
Killed in action - enemy mine explosion
Date of Death:
9-January-1916
Place of Death:
Carency, France
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
See locally commemorated section
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Hersin Communal Cemetry Extension
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Enlisted before the outbreak of war; posted to Hartlepool; sent to France 20/03/1915 with Green Howards; transferred to 176 Tunnelling Co Royal Engineers, October 1915; killed in action (enemy mine explosion) 9.7.1916
Death Notice/Obituary:

Teesdale Mercury 02.08.1916 - Page 4: Column 5

Sapper Morley, Pearson Terrace, killed in action

Teesdale Mercury-11/07/1917: In memoriam

Teesdale Mercury-10/07/1918: In memoriam

Teesdale Mercury-09/07/1919: In memoriam

Family Details:

Born about 1894

Father: Thomas Morley (1858-1919)

Mother: Mary Jane Morley [nee Stephenson (1859-?)]

Sisters: Rose and Lilly (in 1911 Census, but spelt Lily in 1901)

Nephew: Ralph

Wife: Elizabeth (Lizzie) Morley (nee Watson) of North Road, Darlington 

 

Notes:

Teesdale Mercury references to Morley:

  •  Weddings Section 6 October 1915 : Morley-Watson - On September 23rd, 1915 by special license, at the Wesleyan Church, Barnard Castle, Sapper Fred Morley of the Royal Engineers, British Expiditionary Force, to Lizzie, youngest daughter of Mrs Watson of North Road, Darlington (shown as living at 2 Pearson Terrance at time of wedding
  • Notes Section 6 October 1915 : Private Fred Morley, one of six men on active service formerly in the office of the journal, has transferred from the Green Howards to the Royal Engineers. He has been on a few days' leave of absence at Barnard Castle, and has returned to the front. He speaks well of the British mining operations and of the pluck and endurance of the British soldiers
  • 2 August 1916 : Sapper F. Morley, of Barnard Castle, Killed in Action. Mr and Mrs Morley of Pearson Terrace, Barnard Castle received information from the War Office, on Thursday, that their son, Sapper Frederick Morley, of the Royal Engineers, had been killed in action by an enemy mine explosion on July 9th. Deceased soldier enlisted at Richmond two years before the outbreak of war, and then went to Hartlepool, being at the latter town during the bombardment, After leaving Hartlepool he was sent to the front, where he has been for nearly a year. He was 22 yrs of age, married, but had no family. Previous to enlistment he worked at the office of this journal and also at Winston colliery

Teesdale Mercury-28/04/1915: News item: Letter from a Barnard Castle Youth at the Front

Teesdale Mercury-06/10/1915: Local and other notes: Transfer to Royal Engineers

Teesdale Mercury-05/05/1915: Wesleyan Sunday School Roll of Honour

Teesdale Mercury-29/03/1916: Local and other notes: Writing from France

Included on the “List of former Scholars of this School (Barnard Castle National Boys' School) now serving with His Majesty's Forces.”

Number on the admission register - 1650

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Sources:
Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914; First Name: Private Individual; Teesdale Mercury; cwgc.org; Ancestry; www.newmp.org.uk; Barnard Castle National Boys’ School (Durham County Record Office ref. E/SW/G312); Last Name: Private Individual; Teesdale Mercury; cwgc.org; Ancestry; www.newmp.org.uk; Barnard Castle National Boys’ School (Durham County Record Office ref. E/SW/G312); Initials: Private Individual; Teesdale Mercury; cwgc.org; Ancestry; www.newmp.org.uk; Service: Private Individual; Teesdale Mercury; cwgc.org; Ancestry; www.newmp.org.uk; Ranks: Private Individual; Teesdale Mercury; cwgc.org; Ancestry; www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Mercury 02.08.1916 - Page 4: Column 5; Service Number: cwgc.org; Ancestry; www.newmp.org.uk; Unit: Private Individual; Teesdale Mercury; cwgc.org; Ancestry; www.newmp.org.uk; Place of Birth: Private Individual; Age at Death: Private Individual; Teesdale Mercury; cwgc.org; Place Enlisted: Private Individual; Teesdale Mercury; Home Address: Private Individual; Teesdale Mercury; Ancestry; Civilian Employment: Private Individual; Teesdale Mercury; Cause of Death: Private Individual; Teesdale Mercury; Date of Death: Private Individual; Teesdale Mercury; cwgc.org; www.newmp.org.uk; Place of Death: Private Individual; UK Commemorated: www.newmp.org.uk; Buried: Private Individul; cwgc.org; www.newmp.org.uk; Service Records: Private Individual; Teesdale Mercury; Ancestry; Death Notice / Obituary: Private Individual; Teesdale Mercury; Teesdale Mercury 02.08.1916 - Page 4: Column 5; Family Details: Private Individual; Teedale Mercury; cwgc.org; Ancestry; Notes: Private Individual; Teesdale Mercury; cwgc.org; Ancestry; Barnard Castle National Boys’ School (Durham County Record Office ref. E/SW/G312); Campaign Medals: Ancestry;