Kenneth William MORRISON

MORRISON, Kenneth William

Service Number: 22395
Enlisted: 13 May 1940
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 77 Squadron (RAF)
Born: WILUNA, WA, 26 April 1913
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Netherlands, 10 July 1943, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands
20 h 1-7, Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial
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World War 2 Service

13 May 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), 22395, Aircrew Training Units
10 Jul 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, 22395, No. 77 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45, KIA Night Bombing Op

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of William John and Bertha Anna Morrison.

Biography contributed by Steve Larkins

Kenneth William Morrison (1913-1943)

 Flight Sergeant Kenneth Morrison the son of William and Bertha Morrison and was born in 1913 at Wiluna, Western Australia. He was a practising Chartered Accountant before enlisting. Kenneth enlisted at Brisbane on 13 May 1940 which sent him on a course to being a pilot receiving his Flying Badge on 2 April Left Sydney for the United Kingdom in June. After completing more courses in England he joined 77 Squadron the beginning of July Ken had been promoted to Flight Sergeant in October Less than two weeks later whilst piloting Halifax JD126 over Arum, Holland on 10 July 1943 his plane crashed at Witmarsum and exploded. The remains of all the crew were buried by local inhabitants in the Wonsersdeel (Witmarsum) Protestant church yard in a communal grave. The remains were recovered after the war and in 1952 Kenneth was reinterred at the Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands Collective grave 20. Row H 1-7.

His brother, Lieutenant Leslie Morrison (QX36772), was killed in action in Papua on the Sanananda Track on 7 December He was buried on the side of the track and reinterred after the war to Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea. Flight Sergeant Morrison is remembered with honour at the Australian War Memorial and the Roll of Honour in Sydney. Flight Sergeant Kenneth William Morrison Lieutenant Leslie Andrew Morrison