Military Cross G.V.R. with original pin British War Medal, Victory Medal, (Lieut. L.C. Morris) Lieutenant L.C. Morris, London Regiment EF

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M.C. London Gazette 16.8.1917

‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. After his Company Commander was killed, he reorganised the company, and by his personal example assisted in maintaining the spirits of his men under heavy shelling and showed marked energy and judgement throughout.’

 Born born Fulham, London, October 1894; Commissioned Second Lieutenant, London Regiment, 28.1.1916; served during the Great War with the 1/15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales’s Own Civil Service Rifles), London Regiment on the Western Front, from 26.5.1916; the battalion served as part of the 140th Infantry Brigade, 47th (2nd London) Division and were heavily engaged in the Battle of Messines, 7-13.6.1917; Lieutenant 28.7.1917.

 Died in Wimbledon, Surrey. One other ‘Lieutenant L.C. Morris’, serving in the East Lancashire Regiment, appears on the medal roll for the British War and Victory Medals.

Provence Spink London November 2015.