Private Herbert Frank Morris

Herbert Frank Morris was born on June 9th, 1885 in Gene Abbas, Dorset, England At 23 Herbert married a woman named Clara and they lived in Portsmouth, England together. In 1910 Herbert and Clara welcomed a baby girl into the world and named her Lilian Beatrice Morris. Herbert, Clara and Lilian then moved to Canada, settling in Preston, Ontario. Herbert worked as a steward until February 1915 when he enlisted in Guelph to join the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Frank served as a Private in the 1st Battalion of the Canadian Infantry in Belgium. Sadly, on October 13th, 1915, he was killed in action in the trenches west of Messines in Belgium. Private Herbert Frank Morris is buried in the St. Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery.

Service number: 402162


“Canadian Virtual War Memorial: Herbert Frank Morris,” Veterans Affairs Canada, accessed March 21, 2015,