Thursday, 30 May 2019

The account of the death /funeral of Richard Morgan in 1919

Thanks to Ray new information !!!!
the account of the death / funeral of Richard Morgan in 1919. 

"Mr. Richard Morgan. of Mill Crest. Llanishen, has died at Porthcawl, after a long illness at the ago of 57 ... spent the whole of his commercial life with Messrs Cory Bros and Co, colliery proprietors ... 27 years secretary of the company ...having started as a junior over 40 years ago - 21 June 1919 - Western Mail"

He was father of Dorothy Margaret Morgan who married 'Archie' Vlieland.

His sister, Margaret Mary Morgan (BIRTH 10 APR 1889 • Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, DEATH 19 FEB 1970 • Ashford, Kent, England) is even more interesting. She joined the Red Cross in WW1 and was 'demobilised' exactly 100 years ago, in May 1919, during that time she had a meteoric rise through its ranks.

was recruited in April 1916 to Samuel House Auxiliary Hospital Cardiff as a Kitchen maid and later cook, moving to Dunraven Castle Auxiliary Hospital, Southerdown, she became its quartermaster and finished the war as its Commandant!