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David John Morgan Archangel Russia 1918-1919

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David John Morgan born17.4.1883 in Llantarnam, Monmouth and died in Perth, Scotland in Jan.1951.

I am researching the above on behalf of my wife.

He was her grandfather and served in 17th King's Liverpool regiment in Archangel, Russia in 1919.

He was in hospital sometime whilst there and we would like to know the circumstances. Any other information

would be gratefully appreciated.



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There are two David J Morgan with King's Liverpool one of them later served with the Labour Corps and your man seems to be 76706 and the Medal Rolls show him to be 17 Battalion KLR. Another,with just the single name David was with 25 Battalion.

17 Battalion went to North Russia as part of 238 Infantry Brigade which was part of the Syren Force,see this page from the Long Long Trail (top left of this page,and which has much to read !) : http://www.1914-1918.net/northrussia.htm

There is a War Diary at the National Archives which covers the period in Russia from Jul 1918 to Aug 1919,but needs to be read on site:


There is also a book "Churchill's Crusade:the British Invasion of Russia 1918-1920" by Clifford Kinvig, ISBN 9781547250216.

238 Brigade had a Field Ambulance attached,154 FA,and it's war diary may have something in it about your subject's movements,or if he passed through,where he went for further treatment:


There doesn't seem to be a surviving service or pension record for this soldier.

I should welcome you to the Forum,enjoy the experience !

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