Morris, George Thomas William (Weir)

Personal Details

First nameGeorge
Middle nameThomas William
Other namesWeir
Date of birth09/05/1893
Place of birthMuttaburra, Qld


Son of George Morris & Margaret Ann Wright [Weir]

Brother of –
Sarah Ann Morris [Watson] b.20/04/1880
Margaret Elizabeth Weir b.29/07/1881 d.02/01/1883
George Edward Weir b.01/09/1882 d.12/12/1882
Margaret May Weir/Morris [Cocking] b.24/05/1908
Charles William Morris/Wright b.18/01/1888
Margaret Wright b.17/12/1888 d.26/03/1889
Percy Edward Wright/Weir/Morris b.22/11/1890 d.18/09/1973

Half brother of –
Mary Anne Wright/Weir b.30/08/1869 d.11/01/1962
Emily Maria Weir b.16/04/1873 d.01/10/1961 Gin Gin
William Henry Weir b.20/07/1875 d.19/09/1875 Clermont
Henry George Weir b.07/05/1877 d.02/01/1926 buried Jericho
(Father of above children Thomas Weir, 1st husband)

Husband of Stella Bruce
Father of of Margaret Stella Morris d.10/05/1927

School Records

Muttaburra State School
Start Date1899

War Records


ServiceAustralian Army
Service number6581
Date of enlistment14/11/1916
Locality of enlistmentMuttaburra, Qld
Place of enlistmentMuttaburra, Qld
Next of kinGeorge Morris (Father)
Date of discharge02/11/1918
Posting at discharge26th Battalion
Prisoner of war




Enlisted age 23, labourer, single.

Embarked Sydney on HMAT Wiltshire 7 Feb 1917 with 26 Infantry Battalion - 19 to 21 Reinf.
On the 21 October 1917 George faced a Court Martial for Desertion, found guilty and sentenced to 10 years. Then it was commuted to one of 2 years and then it was suspended and he was released on the 23 February 1918.