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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Cpl. John Morrison Reply with quote

DelBoy wrote:
Cpl. John Morrison Black Watch

Also listed on the memorial at Dyke, Moray.

(Glasgow Herald 22nd Feb 1915)
"Information has been received of the death of Lance-Corporal John Morrison, 1st Black Watch, who was killed in action near La Bassee. He was 29 years of age and was well known in Burrelton district, Coupar-Angus. He joined the Black Watch in September, and was at the front in November. He fell wounded in the leg about the same time Second Lieutenant Willet, and, although wounded, crawled over to this officer, and was in the act of trying to take of his pack when he received the fatal shot."

CWGC
MORRISON, JOHN
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: S/5181
Date of Death: 25/01/1915
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panels 24 to 26.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of John and Margaret Morrison, of Brodie, Forres, Morayshire.

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Surname: MORRISON
Firstname: John
Service Number: S/5181
Date Death: 25/01/1915
Place of birth: Tomintoul Banffshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: L/Cpl


John remains have been found and reburied.

http://www.cwgc.org/news-events/news/2016/7/ww1-soldier-buried-with-full-honours.aspx

MORRISON, JOHN
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: S/5181
Date of Death: 25/01/1915
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: I. H. 26.
Cemetery: WOBURN ABBEY CEMETERY, CUINCHY

Additional Information: Son of John and Margaret Morrison, of Brodie, Forres, Morayshire.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fascinating story.

Thanks for posting details Ken - would never have known otherwise.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: 25.05.1915
BURRELTON MAN KILLED AT THE FRONT -
HOW LANCE-CORPORAL MORRISON MET HIS DEATH


Information has been received by his parents, who reside at Brodie, near Forres, from Sergeant Milton, 1st Black Watch, that Lance-Corporal John Morrison was killed in action on 25th January. Lance-Corporal Morrison, who was well-known in Burrelton district and was 29 years of age, joined the Black Watch in September, and left for the Front in November. According to information received, Lance-Corporal Morrison fell wounded in the leg about the same time as Second-Lieut. Willet, and although wounded, crawled over to this officer, and was in the act of trying to take off his pack when he received the fatal shot. He was getting on well in the regiment, and had been newly appointed a non-commissioned officer. On Sunday at the close of the service in Cargill Parish Church, of which the deceased was a member, the "Dead March" in "Saul" was played in his honour.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He has an entry in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour which mentions a brother George James a Second Lieutenant 3/6th Seaforth Highlanders.
Sadly he also was killed:
MORRISON, GEORGE JAMES
Rank: Captain (A)
Date of Death: 11/04/1918
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 1st/6th Bn.
Awards: M C
Grave Reference: VII. C. 5.
Cemetery: LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY [Bethune, France]
Additional Information: Son of John and Margaret Morrison, of Brodie, Forres; husband of Aenea K. Morrison, of Station House, Blair Atholl, Perthshire.


London Gazette 23 July 1918 Supplement:30813 Page:8828
Lt. George James Morrison, Sea. Highrs.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the flanks of his battalion were exposed this officer formed a defensive flank with his platoon, and although subjected to violent rifle and machine-gun fire held the line against heavy hostile attacks.


ps not a relative - as far as I know!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken,

Thanks for that again - quite amazing as George is commemorated on Blair Atholl War memorial, Perthshire but I had not made the connection (but probably should have now reading it);

THE STRATHEARN HERALD: 20.04.1918
DISTRICT MEN

Captain George J. Morrison, Seaforths (killed in action), for a number of years prior to the war acted as junior clerk in the Blair Castle Estate Office. His widow is a daughter of Mr and Mrs D. Fraser, Station House, Blair Atholl.

ABERDEEN EVENING EXPRESS: 04.05.1918
SEAFORTH CAPTAIN'S DEATH

Captain George Morrison, Seaforth Highlanders, who died of wounds on April 11, was the youngest son of Mr John Morrison, Brodie, Forres, and the second who has made the supreme sacrifice. Captain Morrison joined the Royal Scots in April, 1915, and received his commission in the Seaforths in January, 1916. He was engaged in the estate offices of the Duke of Atholl, and before joining the Colours was with the Duke of Sutherland, Shropshire.

PERTHSHIRE ADVERTISER: 08.05.1918
PERTHSHIRE OFFICERS

Lieutenant George Morrison, Seaforths (killed), son of Mr Morrison, head gamekeeper, Brodie, was for some time employed in the office of Messrs Mackenzie and Grant, solicitors, Forres, and, on enlisting, was in the Atholl Estates Office. He was married, and is survived by a widow and one child, who reside at Blair Atholl.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reading some of the newspaper reports I noticed the following;

John followed in his fatherís footsteps and also became a gamekeeper on the Ardtornish Estate at Morvern, Argyllshire. At the outbreak of war, he decided to volunteer and travelled to Perth to enlist with The Black Watch on 7 September 1914.

John is also commemorated on the WM at Lochaline.

There is no mention of his presence in Cargill Parish. I wonder if he may have been a gamekeeper on Dunsinnan Estate for a time.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:59 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) report Reply with quote

WMR 82389 for the Hall and external tablets, 82392 for the Plaque
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