The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Sergeant Alfred Morrison

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Alfred Gordon Lambert Morrison

Ancestor's date of birth: 1872?

Ancestor's date of death: 1923

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Joined the NSW Lancers in Lismore, 1890 promoted corporal 1898, sergeant 1900.

Service Number: 325

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW Place of Enlistment: Lismore

Unit: NSW Lancers

Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: 1900

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No record of post Boer War Service.

Murray Page: 10

Contingent: First New South Wales - Third (Captain Nicholson's) Lancer Draft

Ship: Australasian, Date of Sailing: 16/02/1900

Memorial details: New South Wales Lancers' Memorial Museum Parramatta NSW.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Serving sloldier.

Details of service in war: One of the 'forty thieves' as the third Lancer reinforcement draft was known, he joined Lancer Squadron north of Bloemfontein en route to Kroonstad in April 1900. Took part in the advance toward Pretoria, then the freeing of Lancer prisoners at Waterval on 10 June, then operations in the eastern Transvaal toward Carolina. Sergeant Morrison was invalided, Australia, arriving on 13 November 1900.

Service and life after the Boer War: No details provided. Died at Woollhara near Sydney in 1923.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Kylie Hart, Murwillumbah NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: wife of great grandson


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