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Hector Alex MORRISON

Regimental number5061
Place of birthVictoria
SchoolColac Grammar School, Victoria
Other trainingOn the staff of the State Savings Bank and later joined his father as contractor
AddressManifold Street, Colac, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, John Morrison, Manifold Street, Colac, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets
Enlistment date5 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 3 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was captain of the Melburnian Hare & Hounds in 1910. Was an enthusiastic member of the Colac Rowing Club. He served on the Somme during the terrible winter of 1916. Was wounded there. Sent to England. Left Victoria as SGT Major now Corporal at time of death. Was kept down for early promotion to get his commission.
FateKilled in Action 16 September 1917
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialHooge Crater Cemetery (Plot I, Row DD, Grave No. 5), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Colac Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: John and Mary MORRISON, Manifold Street, Colac, Victoria. Photo: Ian Marr
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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