Angus Morrison, Smerclate, South Uist

Son of Bella Morrison (nee MacRae) and the late Dugald Morrison.
Last known address in South Uist: 407/1 Smerclate
Service unit: 16th Canadian Infantry
Service number: 29468
Date of death: 18 May 1915 at the age of 33
Memorial: Vimy Memorial
Local memorial: South Uist

Information from attestation form:
Date of birth: 1 November 1882
Trade: logger
Joined up: 1 September 1914 at  Valcartier
Height: 5 ft 7 3/4 inches
Complexion: dark
Eyes: brown
Hair: dark

The 1881 census shows Angus, aged 5 months, at 20 Smerclate with his parents Dougald (33) and Bella (28). Angus was one of five sons who served, the others being James, Donald John, Alexander and James (Sèamus Mòr). Donald John was lost when his ship was torpedoed off Rathlin Island in 1918.

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