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A small notice in the Express & Star of 30 April 1918 has the following to say:

Mr A. P. Morris, Ivy Cottage, Manby Street, Wolverhampton, has received news that his eldest son, Private Alfred Morris, was killed in action in France on March 25. He left Wolverhampton four years ago for Canada and held a position on the Canadian Pacific Railway at Calgary. He volunteered for the front last year. Privae Morris, who was 25 years of age, and at one time was employed on the clerical staff at Stafford Road Works, was a native of Shrewsbury.

Alfred William Morris was born on 9 October 1892, and his birth was registerd in Atcham Registration District (which covered Shrewsbury at the time). In 1901 the family were living in Shrewsbury, and by 1911 they were living at 22 Manby Street, Wolverhampton, living with his parents and two younger sisters. Alfred was working as a clerk for the railway. Alfred and his wife, Gladys, emigrated to Canada in 1914, and they appear on the 1916 Canadian census of Calgary. His record on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site gives some further information about him: