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MORGAN (C[harlotte]. Linda) Conway Morgan 1885-1915: A Memoir by His Mother. 1st Ed., x+197pp., portait frontis., 4 plates. Longmans, Green. 1926  #57469
[HLMainPic] Arthur Conway Osborne Morgan was born in 1885 at Cambridge (his father was a Tutor, later Master, of Jesus College), Ed. at Winchester & Trinity College, Cambridge, called to the Bar in 1909. He was a pre-war member of the Honourable Artillery Company & was commissioned in the 3rd North Midland Bde. Royal Field Artillery (Territorial Force) in 1912. He was KiA in the attack on Hohenzollern Redoubt, 13th October 1915 & is buried in Canadian Cemetery No. 2, Neuville-St. Vaast. He was thirty, and at the time of his death was attached (for operations) to the 5th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment as "smoke-bomb officer." Contains a detailed memoir of his life, some 50pp. of extracts from his letters from the Front (quite interesting for the life of a gunner officer in 1915), a selection from letters of condolence & some of his poems. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG with front & sp. panels of dw tipped in at rear, alongside a press clipping reporting the discovery of his body by French peasants near to the Hohenzollern Redoubt in 1931. Rare. See illustration on our website.   £165




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