Proud to be Romanby.

And proud of our Memorial Men

Next parish meeting:

10 November 2020, 7:00pm Online (using Zoom software)

Name Unit Number Status Date of Death Cemetery or Memorial Age

Driver William Morrison

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"B" Battery, 91st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery 26997 Killed in Action 3rd November 1918 Crucifix Cemetery, Vendegies-sur-Ecaillon, France 31

William Morrison was born in 1887 and raised in Romanby, the son of Andrew and Hannah Morrison (nee Gamble).  William’s parents both died young (in 1891 and 1906 respectively) and William then made his career as a cabinet maker in North End in Northallerton, before answering the call to join up during the Great War.

William joined the Royal Horse Artillery and served during the War in Western Europe. William has the sad and dubious distinction of being the last local man to be killed in action before the Armistice was signed on the 11thNovember 1918.

William is buried in the Crucifix Cemetery (plot C-1), Vendegies-sur-Ecallion, a few miles North-East of Cambrai, France.

 

 

Next parish meeting:

10 November 2020, 7:00pm Online (using Zoom software)