Thomas Morrison

First Name: 
Thomas
Last Name: 
Morrison
Mother's Name: 
Agnes (nee McMurray)
Father's Name: 
John Morrison
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, November 5, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Pte
Rank at Discharge: 
L/Cpl
Unit: 
4th battalion
Company: 
B
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, July 23, 1916
Place of Death: 
Pozieres Somme sector France
Cause of Death: 
K I A
Details: 

Thomas Morrison, born in Mount Kembla in 1892, was the son of John and Agnes Morrison. He enlisted in the AIF on 5 November, 1914. On enlistment he was described as a 22 year old miner. On 11 February, 1915, he sailed on the HMAT A48 Seang Bee with 2nd Reinforcements 4th Battalion. #1404 Private Morrison landed on Gallipoli with B company, where he was wounded in action with a bullet wound to the scalp. He was subsequently evacuated to hospital in Malta for treatment. His records show that he returned to the Dardanelles on 2 August, 1915, but on 19 November, 1915, the Battalion C.O. reported that there was no trace of Thomas's present whereabouts; he neverthelss arrived in Alexandria with his battalion on 29 December, 1915, & was promoted to Lance Corporal on 20 January, 1916. Thomas arrived in Marseilles on 30 March, 1916, & was subsequently killed in action 'in the field' in France on 23 July, 1916. He has no known grave and is remembered on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneaux, France. His brother, James, (#3151) served with the 34th Battalion and returned to Australia. Thomas had two brothers, Henry and Alexander, who died in the Mount Kembla mine disaster on 31 July, 1902.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455; MORRISON THOMAS

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