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John Craig Morrison

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Portrait from The Weekly News; 19 July 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 19 July 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Craig AWMM
  • Surname
    Morrison AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 January 1918 AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    95 Daniell Street, Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs G.C. Morrison (mother), Pinehaven Road, Silversteam, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Clerk AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 6 inches AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fresh AWMM
    • Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Morrison was the son of Duncan and Grace Catherine Morrison (nee Croft) of Wellington, New Zealand; husband of Mary Ann Morrison who was residing in 21 Disraeli St, Gisborne at the time of his death.

    Attended Newtown Primary School and Wellington College.

    Was a keen tramper and mountaineer.

    Melvin Roland Greenslade was the pilot of the Avengerin which Lieutenant J.C. Morrison (navigator)was reported missing. The plane was on an operational flight over New Britain. It probably crashed west of Vunakanau. F/Sgt W. McCloud was the other crew member.

    Place of death for all 3 Vunakanau Aerodrome shot down by Japanese Ack Ack NW of runaway 10 miles SW of Rabaul New Britain 9.50am Sunday 28th May 1944 .(Public source, 7/07/15) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 May 1944 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    RabaulNew Britain AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport Naval Base, HMNZS Philomel, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2564024
    Sources Used
  • References
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      The Weekly News 1944 AWMM
    • Allison, D. (2009). Flying Navy: The story of New Zealanders who flew in the Fleet Air Arm in World War I and World War II and the Roll of Honour of those who died in action and on active service. Auckland, N.Z.: Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. AWMM
    • Allison, D. (2009). Flying Navy: The story of New Zealanders who flew in the Fleet Air Arm in World War I and World War II and the Roll of Honour of those who died in action and on active service. Auckland, N.Z.: Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. AWMM
      Allison, D. (2009). p198 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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