War hero celebrates his 99th birthday at Tabley House Nursing Home

Ernest Morris, Tabley House Nursing Home’s very own war hero celebrated his 99th birthday on the 28th June. The previous day Ernest’s son had arranged a small outdoor party for him to celebrate with his family.

Ernest took pride in wearing his military dress at the request of his grandchildren and great grandchildren so they could see his medals.

Ernest joined the army in January 1942 aged just 19 and served with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment; his Colonel was Field Marshal Montgomery. Ernest was posted abroad and fought for our County; becoming badly injured on the 19th October 1944.

He was repatriated back to the UK and spent the next year and a half in hospital; his left arm being paralysed and his right leg being amputated above knee. Ernest was awarded the 1939-45 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal and the 1939-45 Medal. He was further awarded the Dutch Liberation Medal.

Ernest has many fascinating stories and is currently writing his memoirs supported by his son Alvin.

“We are very proud to be able to care for Ernest; he keeps us all on our toes.”Karen Lynskey, Matron

Everyone at Tabley wished Ernest a very happy birthday and are looking forward to be able to celebrate his 100th Birthday next year.

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