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Michael John MORRISON

Regimental number4779
Place of birthQueenstown New Zealand
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
AddressTullah, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinWife, Mrs J Morrison, 20 Nott Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date18 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameNo 4 Tunnelling Company and 1st Reinforcements (May 1916)
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 25 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He organized a party of tunnellers, and in a very exposed position defended the main entrance to the underground workings of a mine.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Date of death2 July 1943
Place of burialCornelian Bay Cemetery

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