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First Name: James Frederick Last Name: MORRIS
Date of Death: 04/09/1917 Lived/Born In: Queens Park
Rank: Driver Unit: Royal Field Artillery
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1, Herries Street, Queen's Park/Born-Walworth

La Targette British Cemetery, Neuville-St Vaast, France


The exact circumstances of the death of James Morris who was killed on 4th September, 1917, are not known but artillery men faced many dangers and during the course of the war nearly 50,000 of them were killed. Their gun batteries were targeted by the enemy’s guns which accounted for many of their casualties. Others were sent forward to act as ‘spotters’ which meant going forward to the front line and signalling back to the guns necessary changes in target and other vital information. Keeping the batteries supplied with ammunition was a dangerous task as the enemy guns would target the known supply routes, especially at night. Brigade Diaries rarely shine any light on casualties sustained, unless of course they were officers and even then information is sparse. 

The records do not show in which Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery James Morris served but he is buried in a cemetery near Arras.


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