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 in 1892, and his birth was registerd in Atcham Registration District (which covered Shrewsbury at the time). His record on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site gives some further information about him:
- He served with the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians)
- His next of kin was his wife, Gladys Morris, of 1925, Princess Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba in Canada.
- He is commemorated at the Vimy Memorial in France
I have been unable to find confirm his details on local census returns, and as he emigrated to Canada the trail goes cold. If anybody can shed any further light on this man, we would be glad to hear it!