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Sydney Erskine MORRISON

Regimental number436
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressRockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 3"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinBrother, James Arthur Morrison, Wahroonga, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1917
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Discharge date17 March 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 21510 Sapper James Arthur MORRISON, 1st Divisional Signal Company, returned to Australia, 25 September 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 20 December 1917; disembarked Melbourne,13 February 1918, for onward travel by sea to Brisbane; discharged (wounded: gun shot wound, scalp), 17 March 1918.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFirst given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Sidney.
SourcesNAA: B2455, MORRISON Sydney Erskine

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