Donald Morrison, 21A Laxay

Last address in Lewis: 21A Laxay,
Son of Donald and Mary Morrison, of 21, Laxay, Stornoway.
Service unit: 13th Royal Inniskillin Fusiliers
Service number: 47336, formerly 23161 Seaforth Highlanders
Enlisted at Nairn
Date of death: 27 August 1918 at the age of 23
Killed in action in France
Interred: Nieppe-Bois (Rue du Bois) British Cemetery, Vieux Berquin, grave C. 3.
Local memorial: Kinloch, Laxay
Decoration(s): Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.
Previouly in RNR, but discharged due to ill health

Donald was one of the children of Donald (1861) and Mary (1864), the others being Ann (1897), Mary (1905), Murdina (1911), Murdina (1899) and Murdo (1902).

Stornoway Gazette, 25 October 1918
It is with deep regret we record the death at the Western Front of Pte Donald Morrison, Royal Enniskillen Fusiliers, only son of Donald Morrison, 21 Laxay. The deceased, who had just attained 23 years, enlisted in the RNR during the war, but was discharged due to ill health. Upon recovery he rejoined, but met his end after only four months. Sincere and heartfelt sympathy is extended to his bereaved parents, sisters and relatives in this, their hour of sorrow and bitter trial.

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