Private James McEwan Morrison

Service number 3960
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Leichhardt
Death Date 1916-07-22
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private James McEwan Morrison (3960, 1st Battalion) was born in Leichardt, NSW. He was working as an electrician when he enlisted in August 1915. James had trained with the naval reserve, however he volunteered for the Australian Imperial Force so that his brother could remain at home to support their widowed mother. James was initially reported missing after the Battle of Pozieres, but it was later confirmed that he had been killed during the charge. He is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France. James’ mother wrote that he was 17 years 6 months of age at the time of his death.



Date of enlistment 24 July 1915
Date of embarkation 11 December 1915
Date of death 22 July 1916
Date of fate 23 July 1916