Lt John Frederick Morrison MC, Lancashire Fus


1895 Feb 6 .But no man with that name born in Lancs around that time, not in census under that name - the only one is born Tynemouth & whose father was a miner- and whose tree on Ancestry shows he died in 1918.Nor can I find a MIC

1908 Jan 2. His mother marrys William Henry Jones at Salford.

1911 Census at 346 The Cliff Ower Broughton Rd Manchester. This is correct as his mother is given as Jessie Jones in Service Records

1915 Dec 1 Enlisted

1916 Dec Married in Bury to Elizabeth Emma Windle (1895–1953)

1917 Jun 27. Territorial Force. The undermentioned, from Officer Cadet Units, to be 2nd Lts. Lanc Fus. John Frederick Morrison

1918 Feb 4. MC Gazetted. 2nd Lt. John Frederick Morrison, Lanc. Fus.' For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer led his platoon to its objective, and when bombed by hostile parties on his flank he got out on the top of the trench and fired at them with his revolver, thereby dispersing them. Having established and held a block, furnishing a valuable report of his dispositions to head-quarters, he organised his defences and rendered great assistance to the troops on his left by directing cross fire from his machine gun. He showed an utter disregard for his personal safety, and at a critical period of the attack steadied all ranks by his fine example

1918 Dec 27. 5th Bn., Lancashire Fus.—2nd Lt. J. F. Morrison, M.C., to be Lt.

1919 Mar 18 Demobbed

1921 Dec 13, relinquishes his commission . 5th Bn., Lan. Fus.— Lt. J. F. Morrison, M.C. and is granted rank of Lt.

1920 Aug 20 . Joined ADRIC with service no 409. Posted to C Coy

1921 Jun 28 On a raid with C Coy

1921 Jul 2 to 28 Jul on Leave

1921 Oct 9 to Nov 10 . In Stevens Hospital

1922 Jan 13. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Mar 20. Joined the British Gendarmerie section of the Palestine Police as a Constable

1927 Feb 14 died Bury Lancs




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