Morris, Basil Moorhouse, CBE, DSO (Major General, b.1888 - d.1975)

Accession Number 1DRL/0516
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 3 cms.
Object type Diary
Maker Morris, Basil Moorhouse
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/073/010
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.

Collection relating to the service of Major General Basil Moorhouse Morris, CBE, DSO. Collection consists of a photostat copy of a typescript copy of a diary kept by Morris between January 1916 and May 1919. Morris made short daily entries in the diary, mostly about his personal routine for the day.

History / Summary

Morris was a professional soldier before the outbreak of war in 1914. He attended Melbourne Church of England Grammar School and the University of Melbourne before joining the Melbourne Cavalry. He was commissioned in the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery on 1 December 1910 and served in coastal defence establishments.