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James Morrison


60th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus X holl. Purpurescens
  • Planted By: Mr. T. Cotton
  • Plaque: 1591

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James Morrison was a married 35 year old labourer at the time of his enlistment on the 21st of April 1916. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on the 28th of July 1916.
On the 22nd of November 1916, James was wounded in action. On the 1st of December he embarked for England with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. On the 17th of January 1917, he was admitted to the 2nd Auxiliary Hospital in Southall. James rejoined his unit on the 25th of April 1917.
On the 24th of September 1917, James was wounded in action for a second time. He embarked for England on the 29th of September, and on the 30th of September he was admitted to the 2nd London General Hospital in Chelsea with a gunshot wound to his right eye.
James returned to Australia on the 3rd of March 1918, and was discharged as medically unfit on the 11th of April 1918 due to defective vision in his right eye.

Tree No. 1591

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour