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John Morrison

John Morrison

John Morrison (1890-1978) was a son of Angus Morrison and Isabella Macdonald, 9 Calbost.

On February 9, 1911 he enrolled in the Royal Naval Reserve, S/N A3361,C4245, D4194 and  E811. His records indicate that he was 5ft 7¼ in tall with dark brown hair, grey eyes, a fresh complexion, and tattoos of a  Woman Sailor, True Love, a Snake,  a Flag and an Anchor. John was a fisherman on Fraserbrgh and Stornoway fishing boats. In 1913 he lived in Glasgow and worked for the Clyde Trust. He was Mobilised on August 4, 1914 and served  with the Royal Naval Division in the First World War. John, was transferred to the Hawke Division  and fought in France. In October 1914 he was taken prisoner  at the Battle of Antwerp and served the rest of the War in  Doberitz Prisoner of War Camp. John is mentioned in Loyal Lewis.

After the War John worked as a rigger at Fairfields, Govan until March 1923 when he became a conductor on the Trams and later a Motorman on the trams in 1926. John was unemployed for a year, worked as a rigger and then as a handyman at Hunter & Jack Ltd, Albion Leather and W & J Martin, Leather Merchants in Bridgeton. He lived at 498 Baltic Street, Bridgeton.

At Bridgeton, Glasgow in 1936, he married Helen Costello Maclaren, Queen Mary Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow. John and Helen settled at 44 Guest Street, Anderston, Glasgow.

He was divorced on June 5, 1958.


Title: John Morrison
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Iain Aonghais Iain
Date of Birth: 07-06-1890
Date of Death: 1978
Date of Marriage: 31-08-1936
Occupation: Fisherman, Royal Naval Reservist, Royal Navy, Royal Naval Division, Rigger, Tram Conductor, Tram Driver, Laundry Machineman
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEP 2418
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 23635