James Bloomfield Morris
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- Unknown - c. 1896
- France and Flanders - 30 November 1917
- Served in
- Rifle Brigade
- 1915 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal
- 54 Perth Road, Plaistow
James Bloomfield's story
From Barry Langridge’s research on the men of the Rifle Brigade:
Enlisted in September 1914. Entered France on 30 July 1915.
Corporal Morris, of the 10th Battalion Rifle Brigade, was killed in action on 30 November 1917. On the morning of 30 November the 10th Battalion was in the neighbourhood of La Vacquerie, north-western France. After the frontline trenches of the Battalion came under shell fire it was seen that the enemy had broken through on the right flank of the line. Having to fall back, the Battalion came under heavy machine gun fire and was harassed by low flying aircraft, inflicting many casualties. The Battalion was rallied and withdrawn to a sunken road at La Vacquerie. A stand was made on a ridge behind the road, to be withdrawn to a trench in the Hindenburg Line three days later. Cpl Morris was almost certainly one of the casualties on the day.
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