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George John MORRISON

Regimental number1561
Place of birthMoonan Flat near Scone, New South Wales
SchoolBelltrees Public School near Scone, New South Wales
Other trainingGrazier
ReligionChurch of England
AddressArmidale, Scone, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Alexander Morrison, Moonan Flat, Scone, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in Scone 2 Squadron, Australian Light Horse (Militia).
Enlistment date18 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 23 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 5 November 1917
Place of death or woundingBeersheba, Palestine
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialBeersheba War Cemetery (Row Q, Grave No. 75), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Ellen MORRISON, Moonan Flat, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1562 Pte James Douglas MORRISON, 1st Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 5 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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