|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|School||Glasgow High School, Scotland|
|Age on arrival in Australia||34|
|Age at embarkation||35.9|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Jane Morrison, Ardoch, Partickhill Glasgow, Scotland|
|Previous military service||Served for 5 years as a volunteer in the 5th Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Highlanders); time expired.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Rockhampton, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||15th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/32/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||15th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||'He was an excellent shot, on several occasions being included in the Minto Cup Team. Always a great and discriminating reader, during his later years he devoted his studies chiefly to travel, geography and the publications of the Hakluyt Society. In 1913 he went to Australia to take up sheep farming.' (details from mother)|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Age at death||36|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 48), Gallipoli, Turkey
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.
Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, 5 May 1915 (conjunctivitis); discharged to duty, 6 May 1915.
Wounded in action, 18 May 1915 (neck wound); transferred to HS 'Franconia', 22 May 1915; rejoined Bn, 3 June 1915.
Reported missing, 8 August 1915.
Court of Enquiry, Serapeum, 6-8-28 April 1916, concluded: 'Killed in action, 8 August 1915.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, MORRISON Roderick Evan|