Morrod, Albert Edward

BORN HULL 1891. SON OF WALTER & MARGARET MORROD, OF 17 SPENCER STREET, HULL. ONE OF EIGHT CHILDREN. HIS BROTHER, PTE. JOHN MORROD, 41ST LABOUR CORPS LIVED AT SAME CWGC ADDRESS. ALBERT MORROD WAS A LOCOMOTIVE FIREMAN.

HE ENLISTED HULL. ON O2/11/1914, JOINING THE EAST RIDING ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY. HE WAS DESCRIBED AT 5FOOT 9.5 INCHES TALL, 36 INCH CHEST, ‘GOOD’ PHYSIQUE. ROSE THROUGH THE RANKS AND PROMOTED SERGEANT ON 29/07/1916. SERVED IN THE ANTI AIRCRAFT BATTERY, A NEWLY FORMED UNIT TO PROTECT AGAINST AIR RAIDS. HE DIED AT BIRMINGHAM GENERAL HOSPITAL ON 17/02/ 1918 OF A GASTRIC ULCER, AGED 27. HE WAS UNMARRIED.

HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS FATHER, WALTER MORROD. BURIED AT HULL WESTERN CEMETERY.

HIS BROTHER, LANCE CORPORAL, JOHN MORROD, (EYR), WAS AWARDED THE DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL, BRINGING IN WOUNDED, DURING DAYLIGHT, UNDER FIRE (HDM 28/12/1917)


First name:
ALBERT EDWARD
Military Number:
118584
Rank:
Sergeant
Date Died
17/02/1918
Place died:
Hull Western Cemetery, East Yorkshire, UK
Age:
27
17 , SPENCER STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK