Service No: 23264
Place of Birth: Dumfries
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Theatre of Death: F&F
Regiment/Service: King’s Own Scottish Borderers (‘B’ Coy 2nd Bn.)
Cemetery: Thelus Military Cemetery
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Allison Morrison of Dumfries.
Rutherglen Lore information: Son of Mrs. Morrison, 16 Jedburgh Avenue, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s effects information: Mother Allison Morrison.
De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour information: s. of the late Thomas Morrison, by his wife, Allison (16 Jedburgh Avenue, Rutherglen), dau. of Capt. Thomas Smith of Kingholm Quay, Dumfries; b. Dumfries 27 March 1889; education. St Michael’s Street School there; Stonelaw School, Rutherglen and John Street School, Glasgow; was employed for 13 years at Messrs. Teacher & Sons, Glasgow; enlisted 22 March 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 13 July following and was killed in action at the Battle of Arras 9 April 1917 .His Commanding Officer wrote; “I was very sorry indeed to lose this man, as he was a good soldier and liked by both officers and men of his platoon and company. I regret I cannot offer you more than my deepest sympathy,” and a comrade: “He was a good comrade and very much respected and liked in his company and died like a hero. He had reached the German third line and were then making a quarry and when half-way across were caught by very heavy machine-gun and rifle fire. Unm.
1901 census information:
Address: 49 Wardlaw Street, Rutherglen.
Mother: Allison S (47) born about 1854 in Dumfries.
Brother: Robert A (26) mine owners insurance clerk, born about 1875 in Dumfries.
Sister: Janet K (24) elementary school teacher, born about 1877 in Dumfries.
Sister: Alice A McL Morrison (21) born about 1880 in Dumfries.
Sister: Isabella (18) clerks, born about 1883 in Dumfries.
Sister: Marion (15) draper’s salesgirl, born about 1886 in Dumfries.
Self: Herbert (12) born about 1889 in Dumfries.