David Ritchie Morrison

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: Clyde Z/350
  • Rank: Able Seaman
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
  • Unit/Ship: Drake Battalion, R.N. Div
  • Place of Death: Greece
  • Age at Death: 37
  • Date of Death: 13.10.1915
  • Burial Country: Greece
  • Cemetery: Portianos Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: V.B.114.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 43 Nethergate, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Margaret Ritchie Morrison, Newport, Fife

  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Elizabeth Morrison, 6 Victoria Sq, 43 Nethergate, Dundee

  • Children:

    3 Children

More about David Ritchie Morrison

David Ritchie Morrison   CZ/350  Drake Bn R.N.V.R.

WELL-KNOWN DUNDEE “RESCUE’S” DEATH.

Mrs Morrison, 43 Nethergate, Dundee, had yesterday official intimation that her husband, Able Seaman David Ritchie Morrison, had died from jaundice.  Morrison enlisted shortly after the war broke out in the Drake Battalion of the R.N.V.R., and was wounded at the Dardanelles in May.  After three weeks’ treatment he returned to his duty.

Morrison was well known in Dundee as the “rescue” at the esplanade, and he held two parchments for saving life.

He is survived by a widow and three children.  “Davie” was a cheery soul.

Dundee Courier 19th October 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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