Morrison, William (Billy)

  • Township: Embro & West Zorra
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Branch: Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force, 22nd Oxford Rifles in the Machine Gun Section 113th Battalion
  • Regiment number: 24072
  • Date of birth: September 17, 1880
  • Where born: East Zorra Township, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of death: June 1916
  • Wars Served: World War I
  • Commemorated: Hooge Crater Cemetery, Zillebecke, Belgium; Cenotaph, Memorial Park, Embro, West Zorra Township, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada
  • Years of service: September 23, 1914 - June 13, 1916
  • Country enlisted with: Canada

Biography

William (Billy) Morrison was born Sept. 17, 1880, son of John Morrison of Harrington West. Unmarried, he served five years with the 22nd Oxford Rifles, in the machine gun section of the 113th Battalion. Word of his death was received by his family on June 28, 1916.  He was the first Embro man to be killed in battle.

 

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