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Frank Morrison

Portrait from The Weekly News; 2 July 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 2 July 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frank AWMM
  • Surname
    Morrison AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    2727 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 February 1911 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 18 September 1939 AWMM 7 Burnley Terrace, Mt Eden, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M.J. Hartley (mother), 7 Burnley Terrace, Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    2727 AWMM
  • Military service
    1 year compulsory service. AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 18 September 1939 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Brushmaker/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • 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
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      1 July 1940 - admitted to hospital Egypt - discharged 20.7.1940 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      12 August 1940 - admitted to 18 ISS Hospital - Discharged 16.8.1940 AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Frank Morrison was the son of James Morrison and of Mary Hartley (nee Steppings), of Birkdale, Auckland

    According to his niece, Frank had two younger brothers Jack (Brutus) and Charlie (Froggy), and a younger sister, Margaret, whom the boys weren't interested in, unless she might have a girlfriend they could take out!

    Before working in the Freezing Works at Southdown, he sharemilked at Wiri and Waiuku with his brother Jack.

    Jack was very talented in painting on velvet and made cushion covers and firescreens in this art form. He was adept at playing the mouth organ and was an active member of the Auckland Actors' Society.

    He bought an old boat which he called 'The Clifton', and was doing it up in the hope of sailing round the world, but declaration of war put a stop to that and he enlisted.

    The New Zealand Herald reported on 17 June 1941 that Cpl. Frank Morrison had been killed in action. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    24 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    CreteGreece 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



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  • Memorial name
    • Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Leave a tribute or memory of Frank Morrison

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  • Thank you Uncle Frank. We will not let your memory fade.
    Public - Margaret Jean - Other Relative - 26 April 2015



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Military Personnel file AWMM
    • Dawson, W. (1961). 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 129 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      17 June 1941 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
26 April 2015Margaret JeanMt MAUNGANUI NZOther Relative

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