Douglas George MORRISON

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MORRISON, Douglas George

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 5 October 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: Australian Flying Corps (AFC)
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 8 May 1895
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Orchadist
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 29 October 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Grevillers British Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

5 Oct 1916: Enlisted Australian Flying Corps, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, Melbourne, Victoria
25 Oct 1916: Involvement Australian Flying Corps, Lieutenant, No. 2 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Oct 1916: Embarked Australian Flying Corps, Lieutenant, No. 2 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
13 Oct 1917: Wounded Lieutenant, Australian Flying Corps (AFC), Third Ypres, GSW (leg)
29 Oct 1917: Involvement Australian Flying Corps, Lieutenant, Australian Flying Corps (AFC), Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...Lieutenant Douglass George Morrison, 68 Squadron Australian Flying Corps from East Malvern, Victoria. A 21 year old orchardist prior to enlistment in the AIF on 5 October 1916, he embarked for overseas with C Flight, 2 Australian Flying Squadron from Melbourne on 25 October 1916 aboard HMAT Ulysses. He was wounded in action on 13 October 1917 and died of those wounds at the 3rd Casualty Clearing Station on 29 October 1917. Lt Morrison is buried in the Grevillers British Cemetery, France..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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