Other Military Service
|Morrison, John James||4-Dec-1902||John enlisted in the Manchester Regiment|
|10-Dec-1902||Joined the unit|
|between 6-Feb-1903 and 23-Jan-1908||Served during the Boer War in the Transvaal and Orange Free State (before the creation of the Union of South Africa) at Middelburg, Standerton and Pretoria.|
|21-Sep-1906||Transferred to 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays)|
|between 6-Feb-1910 and 4-Aug-1914||Remained in the Reserves|
|3-Dec-1915||Discharged with total service of 13 years.|
|Morrison, William Ernest||4-Sep-1901||Enlisted in the Royal Marine Light Infantry, Portsmouth Division.|
|between 31-Jan-1903 and 23-Nov-1907||He served on ships: HMS Majestic (a Majestic class battleship commissioned in 1895) in the Mediterranean; HMS Caesar (sister ship of the Majestic) as flagship of the Channel Fleet; and HMS Powerful (a protected cruiser) when she became the flagship of the Australia Station (prior to the formation of the Royal Australian Navy in 1911).|
|23-Nov-1907||His Service Record indicated that he had "Run" or deserted from H.M.S. Powerful at Sydney. |
"William Ernest Morrison, private R.M.L.I., about 23 years of age. 5 feet 5 1/2 inches high, dark-brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion."
|23-Nov-1907||Deserters from His Majesty’s Service. From H.M.S. “Powerful,” at Sydney.|
On 23rd November, 1907- William Ernest Morrison, private R.M.L.I., about 23 years of age, 5 feet 5 3/4 inches high, dark-brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion.
|25-Feb-1908||Discharged from service (as stated on service record)|