Monday, February 1, 2010

Private E. C. Morgan - 109503

Courtesy of the Canadian Virtual War Memorial - source: The Varsity Magazine Supplement published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto 1916.

This is Edward Clarence Morgan and the second "E" on the Mimico cenotaph is a mistake and should be a "C".  

According to his attestation papers dated May 26, 1915 at Niagara, Edward Clarence Morgan was born on December 11, 1894 in Cookstown, Canada.  He listed his father Rev. John W Morgan, Woodbridge, Ontario as his next of kin.  He was single and a student and had one year of C.O.T.C.   He was 20 years of age and stood 5 feet 8 1/2 inches tall.  He had brown eyes and hair and a dark complexion.  He was a Methodist. 

He was a member of the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles (2nd Central Ontario Regt.) when he was killed during an attack on Mount Sorrel, south east of Zillebeke on June 2, 1916.  He is listed as the son of Rev. John Morgan of Weston.  He is buried in the Sanctuary Wood Cemetery in Belgium.  The records in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Register indicate that his father Rev. Morgan was living in Mimico.

His brother John Herbert Morgan also enlisted and survived the war but died in England from influenza on December 1, 1918.

"University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", 1921.

Source: The Roll of Honour of the Ontario Teachers Who Served in the Great War 1914-1918 (The Ryerson Press: Toronto, 1922).

all courtesy of the Canadian Virtual War Memorial

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