Thursday, 7 December 2017

Private Thomas Fitzherbert MORGAN 6842 - WW1

Thomas Fitzherbert MORGAN was born at Hillston, New South Wales on the 4th of January 1885, the fifth child and second eldest son of John Osborn MORGAN and Martha WARD.

He never married.
Thomas enlisted in the A.I.F 24th Battalion on the 31st of July 1917. 
He was age 31 years and 7 months,  5 foot 10 inches tall, weighed 11 stone 11 pound, fair complexion, blue eyes 6/6, fair hair, Religious Denomination C of E (Church of England).

"Studio portrait of 6842A Private (Pte) Thomas Fitzherbert Morgan. A labourer from Euroa, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Morgan embarked with the 20th Reinforcements, 24th Battalion from Melbourne on HMAT Nestor on 21 November 1917. Later posted as missing in action, it was subsequently discovered that he had been wounded in action and was being held as a prisoner of war in Germany. Following the Armistice he was repatriated to England and returned to Australia on 31 March 1919. This is one of a series of photographs taken by the Darge Photographic Company which had a concession to take photographs at the Broadmeadows and Seymour army camps during the First World War. In the 1930s, the Australian War Memorial purchased the original glass negatives from Algernon Darge, along with the photographers’ notebooks. The notebooks contain brief details, usually a surname or unit name, for each negative."  

Thomas was single.
Next of kin on his papers was his mother Mrs. J Morgan of Kirkland Street, Euroa, and his permanent address was given as Kirkland Street, Euroa.
Copyright expired - public domain
Thomas also enlisted in WW2.  His service record has not yet been examined.
MORGAN THOMAS F : Service Number - V380702 : Date of birth - 04 Jan 1888 : Place of birth - HILLSTON NSW : Place of enlistment - EUROA VIC : Next of Kin - MORGAN MARTHA

This photo of Thomas is in the Morgan Family Reunion Book.  
Could this be a WW2 photo and the above a WW1 photo?
Can any family members help?

All these Thomas Fitzherbert Morgan's are confusing. 

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