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Williams, Charles Morrice (1891–1917)

Studio portrait of Captain Charles Morrice Williams, c. 1916 photographer unknown

Studio portrait of Captain Charles Morrice Williams, c. 1916 photographer unknown

P07114.002, Australian War Memorial

CAPTAIN CHARLES MORRICE WILLIAMS, MC

Son of MCC Committeeman and VFL President Oliver Morrice Williams. Educated at Melbourne Grammar School, 1902-1909 — Prefect, Cadet Lieutenant, Stoke of First VIII, Captain of Boats. Joined the Bank of Australasia in Melbourne in 1909. Member of Banks Rowing Club. Wounded at Gallipoli. Awarded Military Corss in 1917. He was killed on October 9, 1917, while leading his men of the 24th Battalion under heavy fire in an advance near Daisy Wood, at Broodseinde Ridge. Aged 26.

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  • Melbourne Cricket Club Roll of Honour 1914-1918, 1998, p 23

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'Williams, Charles Morrice (1891–1917)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/williams-charles-morrice-20537/text31432, accessed 27 January 2021.

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Studio portrait of Captain Charles Morrice Williams, c. 1916 photographer unknown

Studio portrait of Captain Charles Morrice Williams, c. 1916 photographer unknown

P07114.002, Australian War Memorial