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Full Name
Harry Morrison
Rank Last Held
Sapper
Forename(s)
Harry
Surname
Morrison
Also Known As
Thomas Henry
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
4/1571
Gender
Male
Place of Birth
Thames, Coromandel, New Zealand
Religion
Church of England
First Known Rank
Sapper
Occupation before Enlistment
Bushman
Next of Kin
John Frederick Morrison (brother), 21 Dean Street, Arch Hill, Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Clarence Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
Physical Description
  • Height: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Weight: 11 stone 12 ounces
  • Complexion: tanned
  • Eye colour: brown
  • Hair colour: brown
Enlistment Date
6 October 1915
Age on Enlistment
40
Military District
Auckland
Body on Embarkation
Tunnelling Company
Embarkation Unit
Field Engineers
Embarkation Date
18 December 1915
Place of Embarkation
Auckland, New Zealand
Transport
Ruapehu 18 December 1915
Vessel
Ruapehu
Destination
Plymouth, England
Nominal Roll Number
Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll
520
Campaigns
Western Front
Military Awards
  • British War Medal (1914-1920)
  • Victory Medal
Wounds and Diseases
Admitted to No 2 New Zealand General Hospital, Walton, 12 November 1917
Discharge Date
13 April 1918
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Engineers
Reason for Discharge
No longer physically fit for war service
Place of Death
Auckland, New Zealand
Date of Death
7 November 1918
Age at Death
52
Year of Death
1918
Cause of Death
Died after discharge from the NZEF from wounds inflicted or disease contracted while on active service
Cemetery Name
Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand
Grave Reference
Prot. Soldiers Burial B Row 1, Plot 47
Biographical Notes
  • Son of John Morrison (1839 - 1913.) and Louisa Jane Morrison, nee Jaggard, (1841 - 1878)
  • John and Louisa emigrated to New Zealand from Brighton, Sussex England on the Empress arriving in Auckland in 1865. They had six children. Harry appears to have been their first child.
Additional Information
Morrison appears to have revised his age downward in order to enlist.
Archives NZ source
Military personnel file
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Cenotaph data entry form

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