Robert Morrison (1896-1915)

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Robert Morrison

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

MORRISON, ROBERT. Private. No 12204. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Huddersfield 9.8.1896. Son of William and Mary Morrison, 67 Back Lane, Berry Brow, Huddersfield. Educated Berry Brow Council School. Attended Salem United Methodist Sunday School. Employed by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company, at Berry Brow Station, as a porter. Enlisted September 1914. On 13.11.1917, his parents received word that he was suffering from septic poisoning and that he hoped to be home shortly. He was on board the Hospital Ship Anglia on 17.11.1915, which was sailing from Calais to Dover when, about noon, she struck a mine in the English Channel. Of the 388 patients on board, 130 were lost, among them Private Robert Morrison. Has no known grave. Commemorated HOLLYBROOK MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Armitage Bridge War Memorial; memorial in Armitage Bridge Churchyard; Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Roll.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission