405363 Pte. Albert Morris


Regina Trench Cemetery

Grandcourt

Near Courcelette

France



Born in Brierly Hill, Staffordshire, England, in March 1886, Albert signed on in August 1915.


A labourer by trade, Albert attested into the 35th Battalion, on August 17th, 1915, in Toronto.


The 35th Battalion provided 47 men to the 4th CMR between March and October 1916, with Albert finding himself transferred to the 4th CMR on March 16th, 1916.


At the time of Albert's loss, on October 1st, 1916, the 4th CMR was engaged in a costly attack on Regina Trench, in which some 70 men of the 4th CMR were lost.


Pte. Albert Morris is one of 15 men of the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles who are known to lie at rest in Regina Trench Military Cemetery.




Headstone image, thanks to Gord McKeekan, and biography excerpt courtesy of Mike Kavanagh.