(1860 - 1918)
DATE OF BIRTH:
18th November 1860
YEARS ATTENDED THE COLLEGE:
1873 - 1877
HOME ADDRESS WHEN AT THE COLLEGE:
Hillside, Roupell Park Road, Streatham Hill
2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry
DATE OF DEATH:
29th March 1918
AGE AT DEATH:
WHERE HE DIED (or was wounded)
LOCATION OF GRAVE OR MEMORIAL:
St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen. Officers, B. 1. 17.
Lieutenant Colonel Cecil Buckley Morgan
Born 18th November 1860, Cecil was one of two sons of a Streatham Hill merchant named Thomas Morgan to attend the College. He left Dulwich in 1877 whilst in the Lower 5th and joined the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, being commissioned in the West India Regiment on 23 August 1884. From 1892-1895, Cecil took part in the operations in the Niger Territories and was twice wounded. Later on, whilst in Sierra Leone during the Mendiland Expedition, he was severely wounded and was invalided home before returning to Africa. In 1898, Cecil retired from his role as a Major but continued to work for the army on the Staff throughout the South African War and was made a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order in 1900. In 1902 he retired from the Army completely, joined the Reserve of Officers, and even wrote a book called Hints on Bush Fighting.
At the outbreak of the war Cecil signed up with the 22nd (Service) Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry as a temporary Lieutenant Colonel. He still held this rank when, on 29 March 1918, he died of a gunshot wound received in action at Rouen and was buried there at St. Sever Cemetery. His son, Basil, had died the day before in the same action, but Cecil was survived by his wife, Maud Mary Morgan, and four remaining children; Hermione, Phyllis, Evadne and Donald.