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Herbert Fraser MORRISON

Regimental number552
Place of birthEast Melbourne or Richmond, Victoria
SchoolScotch College, Victoria
Other trainingAgent
AddressArcadia, Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinBrother, H 0 Morrison, Arcadia, Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

'Consistent judgement and coolness at all times. Powers of leadership and organisation at critical time, enabling Compnay to render valuable services, and personal courage and example.' (East of Ypres).
Recommendation date: 28 September 1917

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularBuried Vijnacourt Military Cemetary 20 CC3. Wounded 3 times and served later with only one eye.
FateDied of wounds 10 August 1918
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot V, Row D, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Esther MORRISON. Native of East Melbourne

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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