Gunner Morris Zimmer was an English soldier of the British Army who died during the Second World War.

He was born in 1912, in St George in the East, London, the son of Austrian-born parents Joseph, a fur cutter by trade, and Golda Morris.

Morris served in Singapore with 125 (Northumbrian) Anti-Tank Regiment, RA, which was captured when British forces in the colony surrendered to Japan in February 1942. He died on 12 September 1944, aboard the Japanese transport Rakuyo Maru - one of numerous vessels known to Allied POWs as "hell ships" - when the American submarine USS Sealion torpedoed the ship off East Hainan Island, with the loss of 1159 lives.

Morris, who was married to Millie Mann, has no known grave and is commemorated by the Singapore Memorial.


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