Private Archibald James Shanks Morrison

Biography of Private Archibald James Shanks Morrison

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.

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).


Private Archibald James Shanks Morrison
Rank: Private
Regiment: The Kings own Scottish Borderers
Degree: studying for BSc
Awards: N/A
Comments: Killed in Action
Note/Press Clipping: N/A
Photo ID: N/A


R8/5/37/2, matriculation slip, 1916-1917

R6/69, Withdrawn files, Archibald James Shanks Morrison

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, external source, (CWGC)

Ken Morrison, Scottish War Memorials Project, external source, project webpage

The family, (external source).

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