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William Evan Morrison

Portrait, seated, tinted image - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, seated, tinted image - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Evan AWMM
  • Surname
    Morrison AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Evan William Morrison AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 31320 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 March 1895 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 A. Morrison (father), 62 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Father was Archibald Findlay Morrison, Mother's name Fanny Elizabeth Morrison, nee Marshment Public - Joanne Elizabeth - Other Relative - 18 April 2015 - 1901 Wales census, 1911 Wales census
  • Relationship status
    Single Public - Joanne Elizabeth - Other Relative - 18 April 2015 - 1911 Wales census


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 31320 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    In 1911 in Glamorgan, Wales Evan is recorded as a coal miner Public - Joanne Elizabeth - Other Relative - 18 April 2015 - 1911 Wales Census
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Evan Morrison was the son of A. and F. Morrison, of 62 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Evan William Morrison was born in London, England in about 1895.

      By 1901 his family had moved to Glamorgan, Wales.

      Evan had an older sister Emily (born 1893) and three brothers, Archibald (1900 - 1983), John (born 1905) and Alf (born 1907)

      The family emigrated to New Zealand on 27 February 1913, on the ship "Ionic", Shaw, Savill and Albion Co. Ltd. Destination Wellington. Public - Joanne Elizabeth - Other Relative - 18 April 2015 - 1901 Wales Census
      1911 Wales Census
      UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890 -1960
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About death

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  • Death
    5 April 1918 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, Somme, France AWMM VI. D. 3. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Evan, you were my great uncle, brother of my Grandfather Archibald Morrison. Though I never met you and you are long gone, we and future generations of our family will remember you. It is good to see your photo and put a face to your name. So tragic losing your life so young and so far away. I only learned of you in 2014 when I visited your parents' (my grandparents) grave in Karori cemetery. Someone had put a memorial plaque for you there. Lost but not forgotten.



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