Monday 4 April 2011

Captain William Archibald Morrison

Born on 17 November 1882 in Glen Norman, Glengarry County, Ontario - son of Neil Morrison, Matheson, Ontario - brother of Miss K.B. Morrison, Montreal, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as carriage trimmer; single; currently a member of the 59th Battalion (nine years); no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 8 February 1915 - 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 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 28 May 1917.

(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)

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