1. Memorial:Lanark (St. Leonard's) CemeteryII. A. 6.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.130
3. Book:De Ruvigny's Roll of HonourVol 4.
4. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour18C GQS

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Family :

Son of John Charles and Angelina Squassafictu Morgan; husband of Susan Barbara Bell Morgan, of 19, Riselaw Rd., Edinburgh.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: Lanarkshire Yeomanry 

Action : Natural Causes 

Natural causes is attributed those deaths due to causes that were not directly associated with the war. Included in this are wartime deaths resulting from, for example, theSpanish Influenza pandemic and its associated pneumonia problems and other attributions such as age and exhaustion. It also groups those who through Post Traumatic Stress committed suicide as a result of their experiences.

Detail :

Proceeded to France with Scottish Red Cross Society Oct., 1914. Died in hospital of Double Pneumonia.

De Ruvigny's "MORGAN, WILLIAM ANTHONY, Capt., The Lanarkshire Yeomanry (T.F.), eldest s. of the late John Charles Morgan, H.B.M. Consular Service, by his wife, Angelina, dau. of Angelo Squassafichi; b. Rio de Janiero, Brazil, 27 July, 1863; educ. privately; was Organizing Secretary of the National Service League, and on the outbreak of war volunteered as Orderly with the Scottish Red Cross 19 Oct. 1914; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Jan. 1915; received a commission as Hon. Capt. the following March, in command of the Mobile Unit of the Scottish Red Cross Society; was invalided home after the Second Battle of Ypres in April, 1915; gazetted Temporary Capt. The Lanarkshire Yeomanry 10 Jan. 1916, and appointed Commanding Officer at the Depot, being also employed at the Records Office, Hamilton; promoted Capt. 1 July, 1917, and died at Yorkhill Military Hospital, Glasgow, 22 Nov. following, of double pneumonia, contracted while on duty. Buried at Lanark. He m. at Zomba, Nyassaland, 7 Sept. 1897, Susan Barbara dau. of Gideon William Bell, of The Woll, Hawick; s.p."

The following are extracts from letters from Mr Anthony Morgan, representative of the St Andrews Red Cross Society, who volunteered for ambulance work at the front;— Rouen:

"We have now fixed our stationary hospital in the big Military camp here, and the whole scene is a second Aldershot. The equipments and comforts lavished in these hospital tents are simply marvellous. If it were not for the fact that the patients are under canvas you might imagine you were in the Edinburgh Infirmary. We have a marquee set apart as an operating theatre and fitted up with every conceivable thing that goes equip such a room. There is also an up-to-date X-Ray tent. We have 12 highly qualified Red Cross lady nurses, and they all have their camp quarters as well as the senior surgeon, assistants, dressers, and orderlies. Last week had our first experiences of handling the sick and wounded who arrived from Ypres after the battl ..."

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Coleridge No. 1750 E.C.Somerset
Joined : Royal Denbigh No. 1143 E.C. North Wales

9th April 1896
1st June 1896
29th June 1896

Joined Royal Denbigh Lodge from Coleridge Lodge No. 1750 on 16th October 1908. He was listed as a Land Agent and resident at Denbigh. The contribution record shows "Died 12 Nov 1917", which is at odds with other records. The contribution record of Colerige shows a payment of 1/7s., with a further note of "Non Subs" and not further payment. It seems his time at Coleridge was short-lived."

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