- Place of Use Continent - North America, Country - Canada
- Category Communication artifacts
- Sub-category Personal symbol
- Department Arms and Technology
- Museum CWM
- Earliest 1919/07/27
- Latest 1919/09/01
- Inscription 425101 PTE. W. P. MORRIS. 31-CAN.INF.
- Materials Silver, Native copper
- Rank Private
- Service Component Canadian Expeditionary Force
- Unit 31st Canadian Infantry Battalion
- Person / Institution Subject, Morris, Private William Pridmore
- Measurements Length 5.0 cm, Width 7.2 cm
- Caption Medals Project- Morris, William Pridmore
William Pridmore Morris was born in Llanelli, Wales, on 16 March 1892. He was the son of William and Mary Ann Morris. It is not known when he immigrated to Canada.
Morris was a farmer when he enlisted in the 45th Battalion in Dauphin, Manitoba, on 5 June 1915. His brother, Arthur Trevor Morris, had enlisted in the same unit three months earlier. After training in Canada, the two of them embarked for England with their unit on SS Lapland, leaving Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 1 April 1916. Upon arrival in England, the 45th Battalion provided reinforcements to Canadian units in the field, so the Morris brothers were transferred to the 31st Battalion. They joined the unit in the field on 2 June 1916. William Morris died at No. 1 Australian General Hospital in Rouen, France, on 21 September 1916, as a result of a gunshot wound to the thigh and a compound fracture of the femur. Those wounds were received at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette.
William Pridmore Morris is buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France.