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Herbert Fraser Morrison (1893–1918)

News has been received of the death in action in France on August 10 of Lieut. Herbert Fraser Morrison, M.C. Lieut. Morrison, who was the youngest son of the late Mr. H. Howard Morrison, of East Melbourne, and whose grandfather was Dr. Alexander Morrison, of Scotch College, was at the landing on Gallipoli, where he received a wound in the leg. After recovery he rejoined his unit, and later, after an attack of fever, went to France. There he was wounded a second time, and lost an eye, after which he was employed for some time in a staff position, with the rank of captain, in London. An application to rejoin the forces in France was refused, but on appeal to General Birdwood, who commended his manly spirit, he was allowed to go, and at Ypres, on October 23 last, by his conspicuous bravery, won the Military Cross. He remained on active service till he received the wounds from which he died on August 10 in the 20th Casualty Hospital. Lieut Morrison's two brothers, Lieut H. Clive Morrison, and Bmdr. A. E. Morrison, and his brother-in-law, Lieut. Clive A. Fergie, are on active service in France.

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Victoria, Australia


10 August, 1918 (aged ~ 25)

Cause of Death

war wounds

Religious Influence

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