Alexander Morrison, 20 Marvig

Last address in Lewis: 20 Marvig,
Son of Alexander Morrison, of 20, Marvig.
Service unit: 29th Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)
Service number: 75281
Date of death: 16 September 1916 at the age of 39
Killed in action in France whilst bringing in the wounded
Memorial: Vimy Memorial,
Local memorial: Park, Kershader

Date of birth: 18 March 1872
Place of birth: Isle of Lewis
Height: 5 ft 4 in
Complexion: Dark
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
Religion: Presbyterian
Trade / occupation: Seaman
Volunteered at Vancouver on 9 November 1914
An ex-soldier, he served 14 years in the Seaforths. Saw service in India, Egypt and South Africa. Held several medals, one for life-saving.

Alexander was one of the children of Alexander (1836) and Christina (1855), the others being Donald (1882), Margaret (1863) and Norman (1866).

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