Thursday, 15 April 2010

Pte. William Morrison, CEF

 William Morrison, son of Donald Morrison and his wife Johan Fraser of Badcall, Eddrachillis, was a Private in the 58th Battallion Canadian Expeditionary Force.  He joined the Battalion in 1915 when he was 44 years of age declaring himself to be 7 years younger.  He had been a motorman with the Toronto Street Railway after emigrating in 1907 and joined up with some of his colleagues resulting in this special plaque to their collective memory - Street Railway workers War Memorial, Old City Hall, Toronto, Canada.  William was killed at the Somme on 19th September 1916 three days after his brother Donald died fighting with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.  William left behind a wife, Catherine (Kate) Macleod and sons Alec, Angus and Donald and daughters Joan and Nina.

William is commemorated on the Scourie War Memorial.

Thank you to Marion Quillan for the information and photographs.

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