Although biographies of individuals are outside the scope of the Drill Hall Project, we have included for interest a summary of the life of Mr Morgan, taken from information supplied by Maggie Tyler.
Edward Pryce Morgan, who owned the Drill Hall, served in the Great War, at first in the Herefordshire Regiment and then as Company Quartermaster Sergeant in the 25th (Montgomeryshire and Welsh Horse) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
He was born in Llangurig, Montgomeryshire and married to Mary. He enlisted in Rhayader, eventually served in Egypt and died on 14th April, 1918, aged 46. He is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.
His death was reported in the Radnor Express, 28th February 1918, from which this extract is taken:
“His many friends and comrades as well as his relatives will be grieved to hear of the death of Q.M. Sergt. E.P. Morgan, Rhayader. He died after a long and painful attack of enteric at a hospital near Cairo, Egypt. He was one of the first to volunteer in the service of his country, and had been in Palestine nearly 3 years. He was an excellent marksman and had taken many first class prizes. His strong and muscular frame might guarantee immunity from ailments, but his was a daring and brave spirit, and by his courage was possibly led to take risks, which others would avow (avoid?) ...”