Henry James MORRISON

Badge Number: S13469, Sub Branch: Clare

MORRISON, Henry James

Service Numbers: 2610, 3285
Enlisted: 29 March 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Little Swamp, Port Lincoln, SA, 7 June 1872
Home Town: Port Lincoln, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Repatriation Hospital, Daw Park, SA, 27 April 1953, aged 80 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Penwortham (St. Mark) Anglican Cemetery
Memorials: Balaklava Anglican Church WW1 Honour Board, Balaklava District WW1 Roll of Honour
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Trooper, SN 2610, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen

World War 1 Service

29 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3285, 32nd Infantry Battalion
27 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3285, 32nd Infantry Battalion
27 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, SN 3285, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Malakuta, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, SN 3285, 43rd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Penwortham 1st and
2nd Boer War Veteran Dies
MANY will regret to learn that the fine old soldier, Mr. Henry James Morrison, aged 80, of Penwortham, died last week, and was buried in St. Mark's Cemetery on Friday, May 1. He died suddenly in Springbank Repatriation Hospital, Daw's Road, Adelaide. A veteran of the 1st and 2nd Boer Wars he served first with the South African Light Horse; then as a Sgt. Major with the N. S. W. Bushman's Contingent; he also served as a Driver in World War I with the 43rd. Batt., A.I.F. His widow, who now lives with her daughter, Mrs. Claude Burton of Watervale, survives. 
There were five sons and four daughters—Sgt. H. R. Morrison, of Marchydore, Queensland; Don, of Penwortham; Colin, of Burra; Alan, of Adelaide; ''Maurice, missing" as a Pilot with the R.A.A.F. in New Guinea, World War II; Annie (Mrs. T. Perry) of Snowtown; Mrs. Claude Burton, of Watervale; Mrs. G. Merrett, of Penola and Mrs. W. Leaney of Ferrydon Park.
The late Mr. Morrison and his wife (formerly of near Whitowarta, was Miss Evelyn M. Clark) arrived in Penwortham from Balaklava in 1918, 34 years ago, where they carried on gardening and horticultural pursuits.
As fine a soldier as ever left these shores, H. J. Morrison was a widely liked citizen and six returned soldiers were pallbearers, Messrs W. H. Penna, Ron Pink, Gordon Benda, Frank Burgess, V. M. Sullivan and A. H. Smith. Councillor M. G. Scott, Deputy Mayor of Clare, recited the Pledge of Remembrance on behalf of Clare RSL and the casket was covered with the Union Jack. The funeral director was Mr. F. T. Phillips, of Clare and the Rector of St. Mark's, Rev. T. H. Sloman,