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Regimental number14
Place of birthGalaquil, Victoria
SchoolBeulah, Hamilton Tarrington, Strathkellar
Other trainingFarmer
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHamilton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, John Morrissey, Hamilton, Victoria
Previous military service20th L H; Served in the Cadets
Enlistment date11 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Infantry Brigade Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll14A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Infantry Brigade Headquarters
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHad passed for Sgt in Light Horse. Was for a short time in service of Commercial Bank, but had to leave through ill health, Pursued farming, till he enlisted at the age of 20.
FateKilled in Action 29 September 1918
Place of death or woundingBetween Ronsoy and Bouef, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialUnicorn Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 6), Vend'huile, FRance
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Alicia Maria MORRISSEY. Native of Galaquil, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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