Hector Alexander MORRISON


MORRISON, Hector Alexander

Service Number: 5061
Enlisted: 5 November 1915, Enlisted in Melbourne
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Victoria, Australia, Australia, 1887
Home Town: Colac, Colac-Otway, Victoria
Schooling: Colac Grammar School, Colac, Victoria,
Occupation: Contractor
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 16 September 1917
Cemetery: Hooge Crater Cemetery
Plot 1, Row DD, Grave 5. Headstone inscription reads: He fought the good fight giving his life for us
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Colac Soldier's Memorial, Colac St Andrew's Presbyterian Church Honor Roll
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World War 2 Service

5 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5061, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted in Melbourne

World War 1 Service

3 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5061, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
3 Jul 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5061, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ayrshire, Melbourne
24 Jan 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 22nd Infantry Battalion, In the field
8 Mar 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 5061, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Wounded in the right shoulder and nose and invalided to England
16 Sep 1917: Involvement Corporal, SN 5061, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son John and Mary Morrison of Manifold Street, Colac, Victoria

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in the Cadets

Prior to enlisted he worked in the State Bank then he joined his father as a Contractor

He was captain of the Melburnian Hare & Hounds in 1910 and was an enthusiastic member of the Colac Rowing Club