County: Derbyshire
Issued on: Return
Date of presentation: 13/01/1901
Number issued: 1


Silver watch, albert & pendant, to:

1st Bn. Liverpool Regiment –
6024 [6034] Private Ernest MORLEY
Presentation made by the Vicar, in the National School, Hulland.



Ashbourne News Telegraph, 1st March 1901


A highly successful entertainment took place in the National School on the 31st ult. The feature of the evening was the presentation of a silver watch, albert and pendant to Private E. MORLEY, of the 1st Liverpool Regiment, who has seen considerable active service in South Africa. He was one of the defenders of Ladysmith, and took part in the battles of Dundee or Talana Hill, Elandslaagte, Lombard’s Kop, and other minor engagements. After being wounded in several places, he was invalided home last summer. The watch was subscribed for by Mr G.H. Borough and the parishioners of Hulland, Hulland Ward, Biggin, and Blackwall. The vicar presided, and in a few well-chosen remarks presented the watch to Private MORLEY, who suitably responded, and added that he had been told the watch was a lever, but he hoped it would not leave him.

Mr R. Dale (Hulland Grange) proposed a vote of thanks to Mr Goodwin, for collecting the money for the testimonial and for organising the entertainment.

This was seconded by Mr James Barnett, and carried unanimously.