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William Morgan-DCM

I am a new member to this forum and researching those who served in WW1 with a connection to the village of Brithdir in the Rhymney Valley.

Seeking information on William Morgan formerly of Charles St, Brithdir
Know info from his army service papers are:
William Morgan married Bertha Love in Abertillery in 1912.  A son named Ivor K. Morgan was born, birth registered Bedwellty June Qtr 1914.
Enlisted Aug 1914, joined Royal Engineers as Sapper 13764 and posted as Tunneller.
Awarded DCM Sept 1915
Previously served 9 years as 497 Rifleman with the 1st Monmouthshire Regiment

Any details on William Morgan would be appreciated

just seen this post i am the grandson of the said william morgan i have been reserching his back ground i never met my grandfather and knew very little about him  i have only one photo which was in the bargoed books released a few years ago and  except he was awarded the dcm in the first world war my father also william was i think the third born of six. you have given me more info than i could find where did you get your info from
kindest regards

William Morgan DCM

Just a quick reply to say I have read your message and that I am in the middle of decorating but will get back to you shortly.  Later this evening I will look through my files and answer your question proper.  In the meantime I wonder if it possible you could copy the photo and attach to an email.

Speak to you shortly

First I should explain why I am interested in your grandfather William Morgan.  I was raised in Brithdir and for the past several years I have been researching the village with the aim of writing its history.  To that end I have researched anyone and everything with a connection. This past year I have concentrated on the soldiers named on the cenotaph and the military stones in Gwaelod y Brithdir Cemetery.  

With the centenary of the start of WW1 being celebrated throughout the country sometime in 2014, I am working on a project with a gentleman from Phillipstown, New Tredegar whereby we are aiming to have a permanent display of local soldiers who were involved in World War One.  I am responsibly for researching those from Brithdir, those who died and those who survived.  

I get my information from family members, army service records; army pension records medal cards, regiment war diaries, regimental museums, the Commonwealth War Graves database, Soldiers Died in the Great War database, Silver War Badge Roll and Census Returns.  I then use this information to write each individual soldier’s story.  With regards to your grandfather, I have copies of his service record, medal card, London Gazette Supplement of his DCM award.

I am more than happy to share what information I have and can send you a copy of what I have written for the WW1 Display.  I would appreciate a copy of his photo, which added to what I have already written on him, would enhance his story.

Regards, Roy

Hi Pussycat3
I am surprised that you haven't made further contact with regards to my offer to share information about your grandfather William Morgan.

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