MORRISON, James Gilbert
(Service number 8/759)

First Rank Private Last Rank Sergeant


Date 26 January 1886 Place of Birth Waikouaiti, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date Age 28
Address at Enlistment Windsor
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Sarah Morrison Clyde Street Timaru (Mother)
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Otago Infantary Battalion
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Ruapehu or Hawkes Bay
Embarked From Port Chalmers New Zealand Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Infantry Battalion

Military Awards

Campaigns Balkans (Gallipoli) 1915
Service Medals 1914-15 Star
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 13 July 1915 Age 29
Place of Death Gallipoli, Turkey
Cause Killed in Action
Notices Timaru Herald Roll of Honour 3 August 1915 Page 2, Timaru Herald Roll of HonourĀ 3 August 1915 Page 6, Timaru Herald Roll of Honour 4 August 1915 Page 7
Memorial or Cemetery Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey
Memorial Reference III. D, 11
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Geraldine Church Memorial; Geraldine War Memorial? (listed as J Morrison); ; Waimate First World War Memorial?

Biographical Notes

Son of James and Mary Morrison of Waikouaiti, Otago. Promoted to Segeant at Dardanelles on 6 May 1915


Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database, August 2013, CWGC.

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