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Morgan Walter Henry
13th Bn. attd. 15th Bn. Hampshire Regiment
12 july 1916
At the end of a year , at Southern Grammar School, he became a Pupil Teacher under the Local Education Committee, and then proceeded to Bristol University College to prepare for the Teacher's Certificate. While at the Secondary School he gained a place in the Football Eleven by keen and skilful play, and later at Bristol acquitted himself so well as to be elected Captain of the Training Department Team.
At the time war was declared he held a post as Master at the Royal Hospital School, Greenwich.
Berks Cemetery Extension
Plot I , Row E , Stone 2
The duties at the Royal Hospital School he at once set aside to enlist as a Private in the 6th Battalion Hampshire Regiment, and with his unit went to India .
A year later he was given a commission and sent home for training.
This being completed he went as a 2nd Lieutenant of the 13th Hants, to France, and was there attached to the 15th Battalion.
On the 12th July, before he had been two months with the Expeditionary Force, his end came.
The manner of it is best told in the words of his Colonel :
" He died very gallantly attempting to save the lives of wounded men of another regiment in the Brigade, who were raiding the enemy's trenches. The wounded lay in ' no man's land,' and he went out to their relief. Personally, I feel the loss of an Officer the Regiment could ill spare and one who had he lived would undoubtedly have risen by his ability and courage far above his present rank."
From other accounts it is clear that Lieut. Morgan 's act was quite voluntary and undertaken in the midst of heavy shell and machine-gun fire.
He was killed instantaneously about 40 yards in front of the British trenches.