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- Biography -
- Muriel Elsie Morris -

Name : Muriel Elsie Morris

Daughter of : Albert William Henry Morris and Gertrude Mary Morris (née Jolliffe), of Wroxall, Isle of Wight.

Born : 1912, Wroxall, Isle of Wight.
  Electoral Roll information :

1933 - 38 : The Morris family are listed at Fairholme, Clarence Road, Wroxall.

  Service Details :

Corporal Muriel Elsie Morris, Auxiliary Territorial Service.

Casualty Details :

Died : 4 February 1943, aged 31, as a result of contracting yellow jaundice on the voyage out from the UK.

Buried at : Durban (Stellawood) Cemetery, South Africa.

Click image to enlarge; funeral picture courtesy of Brian Spence, whose mother was in the same ATS unit as Cpl. Morris

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Wroxall War Memorial
Wroxall Methodist Church M E Morris Memorial
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Friday, February 12, 1943 Page 2

Wroxall Woman Dies on Active Service
Much sympathy is felt with Mr. and Mrs. A. Morris, of Fairholme, Wroxall, who have received the sad news from abroad of the death, last Thursday, of their daughter, Cpl. Muriel Elsie Morris, A.T.S. Mrs. Morris received the letter on Monday week stating that her daughter had arrived safely and was quite well. On Saturday a cable was received stating that Miss Morris was very ill in a military hospital, and this was followed on Monday by a telegram informing the parents that she had passed away.
Before joining up three years ago, Miss Morris was in the office of Messrs. Buckell and Drew for 11 years. She was a member of the church and choir of the High Street Methodist Church at Wroxall. Possessed of a quiet, loveable disposition, Miss Morris will be greatly mourned by her many friends. She was 30 years of age.


Friday, March 12, 1943 Page 2

A MEMORIAL SERVICE for the late Crpl. Muriel Morris, A.T.S., was held in the High Street Methodist Church on Wednesday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Harry Parsons, who paid a high tribute to her life and memory. Mrs. Waterton kindly deputised at the organ for Miss K. Salter, organist, who was unable to be present. "Blest are the departed" and "O rest in the Lord" were played, and the hymns were "Immortal Love, for ever full," "God moves in a mysterious way," and "Who fathoms the eternal thought?" Among the large congregation were members from other churches in the circuit, Mr. A.W. Drew and Mrs. Raeburn (representing Messrs. Buckell and Drew), and members of the choir, of which Miss Morris was a member.
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 18 August 2021 (added funeral picture)


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