Edward Ruben Morris

November 30, 2013
Due to my big interest in the history of both World Wars, and to honor those who died for our freedom, I requested another adoption grave at the Henri-Chapelle cemetery in Belgium. This is my second adoption grave in Henri-Chapelle.

Before the war

Edward Morris was born on May 16, 1913 in Wetzel, West Virginia in the United States.

West Virginia, USA

Wetzel County, West Virginia

The family lived in a farmhouse in Long Drain West Virginia (Wetzel County) after the mother died. The youngest, Dorothy, quit school and took care of the family.

Edward was a small man and married a tall woman, most likely Thelma Cain Morris, though no official documents exist about this marriage. He was an automobile serviceman before he enlisted on March 29, 1942 at Fort Hayes Columbus, Ohio.

In the army

Edward enlisted in the army on March 29, 1942 at Fort Hayes in Columbus, Ohio.

Fort Hayes, Columbus

Fort Hayes

Edwards death

Edward Morris died on March 17, 1945 in Germany. Pfc Leo E. Gonshor, Cpl. Harold L. Pinkham, Pfc Robert E. Inman and Pvt Edward R. Morris were with General Patton's Third Army and killed on March 17, 1945.

He is buried at the Henri-Chapelle American cemetery in Hombourg, Belgium.

Henri-Chapelle American cemetery and memorial, Hombourg, Belgium

232nd Ordnance Bomb Disposal Company

232nd Ordnance Bomb Disposal Company

ordnance Corps USA


More information soon.


More information soon.

Personal information

Private, U.S. Army
Service # 35292391
232nd Ordnance Bomb Disposal Company
Entered service from: West Virginia on March 29, 1942

Born: May 16, 1913 in Wetzel, West Virginia
Hometown: Wetzel County, West Virginia

Died: March 17, 1945 in Germany
Status: killed in action (KIA)

Buried: Plot H, row 5, grave 65, Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Hombourg, Belgium
Awards: Purple Heart

Purple Heart

Wife: Thelma Morris
Delores Rose Cain
James L. Morris
Mother: Susan Morris
Brothers: James R.L., Jonathan
Sisters: Gussie M., Elvy R., Dorothy A.

More pictures


- http://www.abmc.gov
- http://www.wwiimemorial.com NARA
- http://www.wwiimemorial.com overseas American cemeteries
- http://www.fieldsofhonor-database.nl
- http://www.findagrave.com
- Andi Hunting
- Terry Hirsch
- Jan Smallwood

Any information you can provide me about this soldier, can be mailed to me (nicklieten@hotmail.com). Thank you!