Great War Dundee
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David Ritchie Morrison
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: Clyde Z/350
- Rank: Able Seaman
- Service Occupation:
- 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.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 43 Nethergate, Dundee
Margaret Ritchie Morrison, Newport, Fife
Elizabeth Muir Morrison, 6 Victoria Sq, 43 Nethergate, Dundee
David, born 25.05.1908, Mary, born 08.08.1906 & Rachel, born 27.01.1905
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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