James Morrison

First Name: 
James
Last Name: 
Morrison
Mother's Name: 
Agnes (nee Brown)
Father's Name: 
John Morrison
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, October 18, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
34th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, November 11, 1949
Place of Death: 
Cessnock, New South Wales
Details: 

Private James Morrison (service no. 3151) was born in Mount Kembla circa 1890. James lost 2 brothers in the Mount Kembla mine disaster of July 1902.

In 1912 James married Helena Alice McMullen and raised a family, he worked as a miner.

James enlisted in the AIF in October 1916 after the family had been told of his brothers death at Pozieres. He embarked on HMAT A68 Anchises with 7th Reinforcements, 34th Battalion on 24th January, 1917. He served on the Western Front and his only injury was trench feet.

He returned safely to his family in June 1919 and was discharged from the AIF.

James had a brother Thomas who died in France.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, MORRISON JAMES

Images

Faded black and white portrait of Morrison family

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