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William Richard Kimmitt Morrison



  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Richard Kimmitt AWMM
  • Surname
    Morrison AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Kim AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII 26294 AWMM
    • WWII 402207 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 January 1914 AWMM Te AwamutuWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Army Department, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr W.M. Morrison (father), C/o Union Bank of Australia Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Royal Military College, Duntroon, 1939 AWMM
    • Staff College, Haifa AWMM
    • Joint Services College, United Kingdom AWMM
  • Enlistment
    Soldier/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Wounded 26 April 1941 near Tripolis, Greece AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Wounded again in WW2, details unknown AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William Morrison and Elsie (nee Bentley); married Phyllis Betty Anne Jones (daughter of Rev R E Jones) in 1943. Father of three sons.

    Educated at Waihopai School, Invercargill and Timaru Boys High School

    Working with Dalgety's prior to enlisting in New Zealand Regular Army (New Zealand Staff Corps) by special entry, RMC, Duntroon in 1939.General Staff Officer grade 3 (GSO 3) of 2 NZ Division, January-February 1942.

    GSO 3 of General Headquarters (GHQ) of Middle East Force (MEF), February-April 1942.

    GSO 2 (Ops) of GHQ MEF, April-August 1942.

    Served at Army HQ, Wellington, 1944-1945.

    Staff Duntroon, 1946-48.

    Commandant of Army Schools, 1953-54.

    Commanding Officer (CO) of 1 NZ Regiment, Malaya, 1947-59.

    Commander of 4 Brigade, 1960.

    Commandant of Waiouru Camp, 1960-62.

    Commander of Fiji Military Forces, 1963-66.

    Commander of SMD and 3 Infantry Brigade, 1966-69.

    Served as Hon. Colonel with 1 Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, Vietnam, 1969-72.

    Patron of 1 NZ Regiment Association. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    10 July 2001 AWMM
    Age 87 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery name
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