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William G. Morrissey

Private

8th Light Horse Regiment

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Platanus X Acerifolia
  • Planted By: Miss H. Streeter
  • Plaque: 3226

Additional Info

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Biography

William Gordon Morrisey was born in Dargalong, near Strathbogie, but enlisted from Ballarat East. He was 21 years old, and single, and claimed to be a jockey. His father said that he was a tailor. He was a Driver with the 8th Light Horse Regiment, and later transferred to the 10th Field Artillery Brigade. He was killed in action, on 8th August 1918, near Chippilly in the Amiens area, and is buried in Vaire Sous-Corbie Cemetery, France.
Tree No. 3226

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour