William Arthur Morris

30 April 1926–7 January 1985 (Age 58)
Cunnamulla, Queensland, Australia

The Life of William Arthur

When William Arthur Morris was born on 30 April 1926, in Cunnamulla, Queensland, Australia, his father, Herbert John Morris, was 27 and his mother, Alice Maud Barwick, was 25. He died on 7 January 1985, at the age of 58.

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Herbert John Morris
Alice Maud Barwick
Herbert Ronald Morris
William Arthur Morris
Carol Pearl Morris
Phyllis Morris

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World Events (7)


Age 13

Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.

Age 14

Australia declares war on Italy.

Age 24

Australian troops sent to Korea.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from Maurice, an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans, Latin Mauritius, a derivative of Maurus ( see Moore ). This was the name of several early Christian saints. In some cases it may be a nickname of the same derivation for someone with a swarthy complexion.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muirghis, a variant of Ó Muirgheasa ( see Morrissey ).3 Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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