John, William Morris
Regiment: Army Post Office Corps
Service No: 796
Boer War service: 8 Feb 1902 to 8 Oct 1902
Date of enlistment: 18 Dec 1901
Date of discharge: 2 Oct 1902
Reason for discharge: Termination of Engagement
Other information: William served in WW1 in the Royal Engineers – more information can be found on our Great War site
Born: Baptised on 25 February 1872 in Hanmer Parish Church, Flintshire, Wales. Online family tree gives birth as 21 December 1871 in Tybroughton, Flintshire, Wales
Family: He was the second of four children born to William John, a police constable, and his wife Rachel. His mother died and his father remarried to Mary Williams in 1894. William has two half siblings from this marriage.
Residence: At the time of his baptism, the family were living in Tybroughton; in 1881 the family was living at 7 Bedford Street, Rhyl, Denbighshire, Wales. In 1891 they were living at Rhyl Police Station and by 1901 William was boarding at 26 Wellington Road, Rhyl. When he was discharged in 1902 he lived with his sister Mary Jane Evans and her family at 7 Emlyn Grove, Rhyl.
Employment: He was a postal clerk when he enlisted, also described as a sorting clerk and telegraphist
Death: 19 June 1938 in The Royal Infirmary, Manchester, aged 66