49th Battalion (C Company), Australian Infantry (Australian Army)
Date Of Birth:
08/04/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Thomas Henry Morgan was the eldest son Henry and Jane Morgan. He was born on 18th March 1885 near Newmills. He was the oldest of at least six children, all born in the Coalisland area. Thomas joined the Royal Irish Constabulary in 1906 and remained with them until 1910. It seems the some of the family emigrated to Australia about 1914. Thomas was aged about 25. He lived with the family at Lismore, Richmond River, New South Wales where he worked as a motor driver. Thomas enlisted in Australia on 20 September 1916. He gives his next of kin as his mother – Mrs Jane Morgan, Bounty Street, Lismore, New South Wales. Private Thomas Henry Morgan served with the 49th Battalion of the Australian Infantry, AIF. Private Thomas Henry Morgan died of wounds received in action at Gezaincourt on 8th April 1918.
Gezaincourt is a village a little south-west of the town of Doullens, halfway between the main roads from Doullens to Abbeville and Doullens to Amiens. The Communal Cemetery and Extension are on the east side of the village. There is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission signpost outside Doullens on the road towards Amiens.