William Charles Morris

Sergeant William Charles Morris died on 14th July 1944 after sustaining shrapnel wounds a few days earlier during fierce fighting in the Battle of Normandy.


William Charles Morris


Sergeant William Charles Morris from Newtownards Road, East Belfast landed with 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles on D-Day 6th June 1944.

Sergeant William Charles Morris (7011150) served in D Company, 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles during the Second World War. He was the son of William Thomas Morris and Mary Jane Morris of 4 Newtownards Road, Belfast.

William was a nephew of Margaret Carbery of Belfast. The 1911 Irish census lists William’s father as a member of the Church of England and his mother as Roman Catholic.

Sergeant Morris died on Friday 14th July 1944 aged 34 years old. On 9th July 1944, he sustained shrapnel wounds to both legs at Hill 60, Normandy, France. At the time, 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles was engaged in the Battle of Normandy.

William Charles Morris’ grave is in Section III, Row H, Grave 16 of Bayeux War Cemetery, Bayeux, Normandy, France.