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Full Name: William Douglas Morrison
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): William Douglas
Surname: Morrison
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 8482
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: Mr T. Morrison (father), Maungatua Rural Delivery, Outram, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: W.C. Davis, Box 36, Ranfurly, New Zealand
Military District: Ranfurly
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 20th Canterbury and Otago Battalion
Embarkation Date: 5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 129
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 7 December 1941
Age at Death: 25
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference: 22.E.1.
Biographical Notes: Son of Thomas and Jessie Yacomeni Morrison, of Maungatua, Otago
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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