Walter Norman MORRISON MID

Badge Number: S9520, Sub Branch: Port  Lincoln

MORRISON, Walter Norman

Service Number: 166
Enlisted: 18 September 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Duck Ponds, Port Lincoln, South Australia, 18 August 1894
Home Town: Duck Ponds, Lower Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: State school, Port Lincoln
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Port lincoln, South Australia, 24 September 1961, aged 67 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Happy Valley Cemetery, Port Lincoln
Happy Valley Cemetery, Port Lincoln Section: RSL Plot/Grave/Niche: 10 Row: D
Memorials: Port Lincoln & District Honor Roll WW1
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World War 1 Service

18 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia
12 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 166, 9th Light Horse Regiment
12 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 166, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Armadale, Melbourne
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 166, 50th Infantry Battalion
23 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1
Date unknown: Wounded SN 166, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Port Pirie Recorder and North Western Mail (SA: 1898 - 1918) Friday 5 May 1916


Trooper W. N. Morrison, who has been thrice mentioned in despatches for distinguished conduct, is a South Australian, having been born and bred 0n the West Coast, near to Port Lincoln.

Chronicle (Adelaide, SA: 1895 - 1954) Saturday 6 May 1916



The "Commonwealth Gazette" of April 6 contains a copy of a dispatch from Sir Ian Hamilton, in which the commander mentions Private W. N. Morrison, of the 9th Light Horse, for distinguished service. Private Morrison is a South Australian. He was born at Duck Ponds, near Port Lincoln, 21 years ago. On two previous occasions he received mention for gallantry at Gallipoli. At present he is in Harefield Hospital, recovering from a wound in the left arm. His father and two brothers are also in the Australian army.

Observer (Adelaide, SA: 1905 - 1931) Saturday 6 May 1916


It has been reported that Pte. W. N. Morrison, of Port Lincoln, has been honoured by His Majesty the King for conspicuous services rendered while on the Gallipoli Peninsula. He has been mentioned on two occasions in Sir Ian Hamilton's lists. Pte. Morrison, who is 21 years of age, was born in the Port Lincoln district. He received his education at the local State school during the time that Mr. J. C. Richardson was head master. He is now in Harefield Hospital, suffering from a wound in the left arm. He has two brothers at the front, and his father is at present spending his long leave in Port Lincoln, prior to leaving.