Born: 1867, Claydon, Suffolk.
Died: 6th January 1900; age: 32; KiA at Colesberg, Northern Cape, South Africa.
Residence: 5, Ipswich Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.
Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 1509.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion, South Africa Field Force.
Clasp Awarded: Cape Colony.
1871 Claydon, Suffolk.
Edward was 3 years old and living with his parents, siblings, & widowed, paternal grandfather.
David Morgan, 49, a Blacksmith, born Claydon.
Ellen Morgan, 40, born Creeting All Saint’s, Suffolk.
Hannah Lavinia Morgan, 25, a School Mistress, born Whitton, Suffolk.
Anne Morgan, 16, a General Servant, born Coddenham, Suffolk.
Eliza Morgan, 14, born Coddenham.
Samuel Morgan, 10, born Coddenham.
Sarah Morgan, 8, born Coddenham.
Francis Henry Morgan, 7, born Coddenham.
John Morgan, 5, born Coddenham.
Arthur Morgan, 1, born Claydon.
Francis Morgan, 77, a retired Blacksmith, born Claydon – died 1879, Claydon.
1881 Ipswich Road, Claydon, Suffolk.
Edward was 13 years old and living with his parents, siblings & niece.
David, 56, a Blacksmith.
Francis, 17, a Blacksmith.
John, 15, an Agricultural Labourer.
Ernest Morgan, 8, born Claydon.
Edith Mary Rolfe, 2, born Sproughton, Suffolk.
Edward married Ellen Julia Edwards, born June 1874, Wattisham, Suffolk.
They had 2 sons:
Edward Morgan, born 1898, Trimley St. Mary, Suffolk.
Arthur Claude Morgan, born April 1899, Hougham, Dover, Kent.
One of the notable Battles with a large loss of Suffolk life was the “Battle of Suffolk hill” at Colesberg, Northern Cape 5th- 6th January 1900. The hill was originally called Red or Grassy Hill. The Suffolk regiment was ordered to make a night attack on a Boer position on the heights, four companies, 354 of all ranks, set out at midnight under the command of Col. Watson. The Suffolks were met by a storm of bullets. The Colonel was amongst the first to fall, and the party later retired with 11 officers and 150+ men killed, wounded or captured.