After a silence of two years John R. Morris, youngest son of Mrs. L. Morris, 10, Oswald-road, Rushden, has managed to communicate with his relatives from Jersey, where he was working as secretary of the Co-operative Society when the Germans seized the Channel Islands. The message is typewritten on a Red Cross form, and reads: "I regret sad news. Geoffrey was much too good in every way to die so young. Please write more often. Love to all." It is dated October 10th, 1943.
Mr. Morris thus refers to the death of his brother, the Rev. Geoffrey Morris, at Liverpool in an air raid in September, 1940, and it is presumed that this news has only recently reached him. The reason why he has been debarred from correspondence with his relatives is not explained.
Before going to Jersey, Mr, Morris, who is unmarried, was on the staff of the Market Harborough Co-operative Society, and at an earlier period was a clerk in the office of Messrs. W. H. Davison and Co., boot manufacturers, Rushden. After the German occupation of Jersey his mother received one or two brief messages from him, but the correspondence then ceased.