Joe was born in Beverley the 23 August 1894. His father, Frederick Morley ran a grocery business at 6 Toll Gavel; his mother Annie was from Hull
He enlisted on 5 June 1915 and spent three months in Egypt guarding the Suez Canal before going to France. He was wounded twice that summer, spending four days in hospital.
Private Joseph (“Joe”) Morley was reported missing in action on 3 May 1917; his body was never recovered and he was presumed killed. He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France..
Joe was awarded the 1914-15 Star and the War and Victory Medals.
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