Wednesday 30 March 2011

Private Andrew Morris

Born on 13 May 1890 in Edinburgh, Scotland - son of Alexander and Elizabeth Morris, Leith, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as butcher; single; currently a member of the 43rd Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles; no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 16 April 1915 (number 410141) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 or 21 November 1916 - invalided to England on 23 November 1916 - died of those wounds on 2 December 1916 - buried in Edinburgh (Noth Merchiston) Cemetery (grave N.480), Scotland.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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