Rifleman Alfred Morgan

6th Battalion King’s (Liverpool) Regiment

Alfred was born in Dunham Massey in 1880.  His father, Charles, was a farmer, and according to the 1881 census employed 30 men.  The Morgans were a large family of eight children, of which Alfred was the second youngest.   The family farm was located off Sinderland Road and Alfred lived there for the next 20 years at least as the 1901 census records him working for his father as a “general Labourer”.

Sometime after 1901, Alfred moved to Brook Cottage, Brookfield Avenue, Timperley and set up business with one of his brothers as a self-employed market gardener.

In late 1912 Alfred married Eliza Daniels, aged 28, who was employed at the time as a domestic servant in a house off Park Road, Timperley.

The only surviving Army records show that Alfred originally enlisted as a Private in the Cheshire Regiment and later transferred to the 6th Battalion The King's (Liverpool) Regiment. 

All we have been able to find about Eliza is that by 1920 she was living in 20 Heywood Grove, Brooklands.

He was killed in action on 30 August 1918, aged 38.  His death is recorded on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France and he is commemorated at Seamon's Moss Endowed School (Oldfield Brow), on the Altrincham & District Roll of Honour and on our War Memorial at St. John’s.

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