James Osborne MORRISON

Badge Number: S2730, Sub Branch: Port Lincoln

MORRISON, James Osborne

Service Number: 2583
Enlisted: 25 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: 26 February 1871, place not yet discovered
Home Town: Port Lincoln, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Horse driver
Died: Port Lincoln, South Australia, Australia, 26 March 1944, aged 73 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Happy Valley Cemetery, Port Lincoln
Happy Valley Cemetery, Port Lincoln Section: RSL Plot/Grave/Niche: 15 Row: A
Memorials: Elliston War Memorial, Port Lincoln & District Honor Roll WW1
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World War 1 Service

25 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
23 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2583, 9th Light Horse Regiment
23 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2583, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Katuna, Adelaide
21 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1

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Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Port Lincoln Times (SA: 1927 - 1954) Thursday 30 March 1944

Death Of Mail Driver Of Early Days


On Sunday, March 26, a large gathering attended at the Happy Valley Cemetery to pay their last respects to the late James Osborne Morrison, whose remains were laid to rest that afternoon, the deceased gentleman having passed away in the early hours of that morning. In recognition of long service with the A.I.F. in the Great War of 1914-18, the coffin was draped with the Union Jack, while a large number of comrades of the Returned Soldiers' League were present, together with many friends representing the Waterside Workers' Association. The service was con ducted by Rev. A. H. White, rector of St. Thomas, Port Lincoln.  

Mr. Morrison was born at Port Lincoln on February 26, 1871, and was   the son of Scottish pioneers who came to South Australia in the early days. Noted for skill and judgment in all matters pertaining to horses.   Mr. Morrison was for many years a well Known figure on the five horse coaches which, owned by the Mudge Bros., plied for many years on the road between Port Lincoln and Streaky Bay.

Soon after the outbreak of the war in August, 1914, Mr. Morrison enlisted in the 9th Light Horse and served in Egypt, Palestine and other parts of the Middle East until the cessation of hostilities. Returning, he was for a long time engaged in activities on the waterside.  

A widow, three sons, three daughters, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild remain to mourn their loss.