MORRISON, Donald Alexander
(Service number 23715)

First Rank Sapper Last Rank


Date 22 December 1895 Place of Birth Gore

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 31 Evans Street, Timaru
Occupation Electrician
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs E. MORRISON (mother), 31 Evans Street, Timaru; Selwyn Street, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 13th Reinforcements, New Zealand Field Engineers
Date 27 May 1916
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
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

Company director


Date 23 August 1982 Age 86 years
Place of Death Wanganui
Memorial or Cemetery Cremated, ashes interred Aramoho Cemetery, Wanganui
Memorial Reference Lawn, Plot 90
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Donald Alexander Morrison was the only son of Donald and Eliza Maria (née Palmer) Morrison. He married Ina Jane Whitton on 18 December 1922 at the Methodist Church, Wanganui. When he enlisted he was an electrician for the Timaru Borough Council.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [31 May 2019]; Aramoho Cemetery burial records (Whanganui District Council) [31 May 2019]

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