Edward Morgan

Edward (“Teddy”) was born in 1899 at Penallt. He was baptised at Penallt Old Church on 26th February 1899, the son of Tom Watkin Morgan and Annie Morgan (Nee Haskins) of Cherry Orchard, Penallt.

The 1901 census shows he resided at Near Old Church, Penallt, aged 2. The 1911 census showed Edward resided at Lone Lane, Penallt.

Edward joined the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) (F) Battalion. He became 179120 Private Edward John Morgan. Edward died in the Military Hospital, Cannock Chase, Staffordshire on 15th November 1918, aged 19, just after the Armistice, from pneumonia.

The register for deaths shows him to have died at Lichfield. Technically he only served for 5 days and as such, his medal entitlement is nil. Edward was buried at Penallt Churchyard on November 24th 1918, on the East side of the church. His headstone is inscribed:

Lost awhile our treasured love
Gained forever safe above

See also the description within In Memoriam