Ronald James MORRISON Legion of Honour

MORRISON, Ronald James

Service Number: 2214
Enlisted: 12 May 1915
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 1st Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Benalla Victoria, May 1893
Home Town: Benalla, Benalla, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Railway employee
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World War 1 Service

12 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2214, 6th Infantry Battalion
17 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, 2214, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne
17 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, 2214, 6th Infantry Battalion
18 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 1st Machine Gun Battalion
30 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 1st Machine Gun Company
29 Sep 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 1st Machine Gun Company
22 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, 2214, 1st Machine Gun Battalion , 3rd MD

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Biography contributed by Kathleen Bambridge

On the 70 anniverary of the the allied victory at Villers Bretonneux the french government invited Mr Morrison to France to award him a Legion of Honour on 25 April 1988.

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Carl Johnson (How We Served)

2214 Private Ronald James Morrison of Benalla, Victoria. Received the French Legion of Honour to mark the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of Villers Bretonneux. Served with 6th Battalion, present for the attack on "German Officer's Trench" at Gallipoli. Served from 1916 to 1919 with 1st MG Battalion 1st A IF.