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The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, C.M.G. breast badge, silver-gilt and enamel;
DSO GV;
QSA (4) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill;
KSA (2);
1914 Star;
British War and Victory Medals with MID;
Defence Medal;
France, Legion of Honour, 5th class, silver and enamels, some loss of enamel

George Charles Morphett (1878-1968) was commissioned Second Lieutenant with the Royal Sussex Regiment in 1899 and Lieutenant the following year. He served in the Boer War where he was “slightly wounded” and was present at various actions including Houtnek (Thoba Mountain), Vet River 5 / 6 May and Zand River.

He served on the Western Front as Staff and Mesopotamia from 1916-18. He was presented with the CMG in 1918, DSO in 1916 and the French award in 1917. Morphett was mentioned in despatches five times during his military service.
Dr David Biggins
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