Edward G. Morris

Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 06/27/1944

 

 

Edward G. Morris was born in New York in 1919. He was drafted into the Army
on February 27, 1941 at Albany, New York. His home of residence was listed as Albany,
New York and his civilian occupation was listed as Unskilled Occupations In Slaughtering
And In Preparation Of Meat Products. He had completed two years of High School and
was single with no dependents. His religion was listed as Protestant.

The date of his assignment to the 22nd Infantry is unknown but he was serving as a
Private with Company B 22nd Infantry at least by October 1941 as he is in a Company
photo taken at Fort Benning, Georgia during that time frame.

Private Edward G. Morris

From a Company photograph of Company B 22nd Infantry circa June-October 1941

Courtesy of John and Gladys King

 

 

 

Private Morris was killed in action in France during the battle for Cherbourg.

 


Article from The Knickerbocker News Albany, New York Monday July 24, 1944

Courtesy of Julien Woestyn

 

 

Article from the TIMES-UNION Albany, New York Tuesday July 25, 1944

Courtesy of Julien Woestyn

 

 

Memorial from The Knickerbocker News Albany, New York Thursday June 27, 1946

Courtesy of Julien Woestyn

 

 

Edward G. Morris was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France in Block B Row 6 Grave 108 and was moved to the permanent
cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, most likely in 1948 when the temporary cemeteries were shut down.

 

Burial:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot A Row 19 Grave 16

 

Grave marker for Edward G. Morris

Photo by John Tomawski and Andreia Lino

 

 

 

Memorial from the TIMES-UNION Albany, New York Friday June 27, 1952

Courtesy of Julien Woestyn

 

 

 

Top photo of Private Edward G. Morris taken at Camp Gordon, Georgia 1942-43
in a Company photo of Company B 22nd Infantry from the webmaster's collection

 

 

 

 

 

 


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