Roll of Honour

Private

Archibald James Shanks Morrison

studying for BSc

Archibald James Shanks Morrison (‘Jimmy’) was born in 1898 in Whithorn, Wigtownshire. He was the son of Samuel Dickson Morrison, a grocer, and Elizabeth Muir Shanks Morrison. He matriculated for the academic year 1916-17, aged 17, and passed the subjects: Maths, Chemistry, and Natural Philosophy. He studied at the University of Glasgow for one year of aBSc programme.

Memorial chapel at the University of Glasgow
The Memorial Chapel at the University of Glasgow

After one year of study he served in the King’s Own Scottish Borderers as a Private and was killed in action on 23 May 1918. His memorial is located in Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes (Plot 2, Row E, Grave 10).