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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"George" Phillip George MORGAN

Born 22 November 1882 in Mingenew, Western Australia [16]
Son of Henry MORGAN and Annie Jane LITTLE [15]
In January 1910 his application was approved to take up Victoria Location 4608 of about 250 acres near Arrino [86: 8-Jan-1910]
Farmer in Three Springs 1910-1915 and 1918-1935 [6] [19]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in Perth on 31 December 1915 [30: item 7981729]
     On enlistment was recorded as 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 117 lbs., with brown eyes, brown hair and a fresh complexion [30]
     Stated his next of kin to be his mother Mrs Annie RICHMOND, whose address at the time was Three Springs [30]
     After training he was appointed in Claremont on 20 March 1918 to the C Company of the 44th Battalion [30]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916 [18]
     Disembarked in Plymouth, England on 21 July 1916 and after further training proceeded to France on 25 November 1916 [30]
     Private 495 in the Australian Imperial Force's 44th Battalion in France during the First World War [30]
     Received a gunshot wound to his right shoulder in France on 23 March 1916, and one month later was invalided to England [30]
     Embarked England on his return to Australia on the Ulysses on 10 September 1917 and disembarked on 21 November 1917 [30]
     Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 3 May 1918; received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
Returned to There Springs and resumed farming [6]
His name appears on the Three Springs Honour Board, which was unveiled on Tuesday 3 June 1919 [9: 6-Jun-1919] [10: 13-Jun-1919]
By 1921 he was living on Victoria Location 4131 of his farm [50]
Donated 2/6 to the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1925 [124]
He was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Farmer in Three Springs until 1935 [19]
Resided in West Perth prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 10 October 1939 [16]
     Private W242996 in the Australian Army's 29 Garrison Battalion during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 31 March 1944 [16]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Nedlands [2]
Died 14 July 1960; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, ZR, 100) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Phillip George Morgan' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 1 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/phillip-george-morgan [reference list]




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