Guide to the Papers of Raymond Morrison [MSS 354]

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Manuscript Name Papers of Raymond Morrison
Manuscript Number MSS 354
Last Updated October 2021
Extent 1 box
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract This collection comprises of letters and other material concerning the military career of Private T.W. (Thomas William) Morrison and letters and diaries of Private G.H. (George Hugh) Morrison.

Digital content available from this collection:

Diary 1: George Hugh Morrison diary, 15 January 1916- 1 January 1917  

Diary 2: George Hugh Morrison diary, 1 January 1917-9 October 1917

Date Range of Content


Biographical Note

George Morrison died on the western front in Belgium in 1917 aged 21, a year after his elder brother Thomas died aged 26 in France.

Administrative Information


The collection is available for research.

Restrictions on Use

No copying is permitted without the permission of the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation

Papers of Raymond Morrison, Special Collections UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, MSS 354, Box [Number], Folder [Number].

Container List

Box 1

Folder 1
Letters - Private T.W. (Thomas William) Morrison to family while serving with the Australian Imperial Force (AIF), February-October, 1916
The Australian Widows’ Fund Life Assurance policy documents (2), 1906

Folder 2
Death Notice and telegram to family (Private T.W. Morrison - killed in action - 10 December 1916)
Letters of condolence, 1916-1918
Official military portrait photograph of Private T.W. Morrison (Colour laminated copy)
Photographs (3) of Private T.W. Morrison’s grave at le Bizet cemetery, Armentieres, France
Probate letter of administration re Private T.W. Morrison estate        
Imperial War Graves Commission Registration of Burial of Private T.W. Morrison

Folder 3
Australian Archives – photocopies of Private T.W. Morrison ’s service records,
transcripts of letters and biographical notes

Folder 4
Letters - Private G.H. (George Hugh) Morrison to family while serving with the AIF, February, 1916- March, 1917
The Goulburn Herald pocket calendar (undated)
McLeod and Kelf “Tasman Studio”, (Mudgee) publicity card
Documents pertaining to Private G.H. Morrison’s leave in England – Leave pass, Victoria League Overseas Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Club Ramsay Lodge bed check ticket stubs (3), Railway ticket stub (Waterloo to Amesbury)

Folder 5
Death notice and telegram to family (Private G.H. Morrison – killed in action- 10 October 1917)
Letters of condolence, 1917-1918
Official military portrait photograph of Private G.H. Morrison (Colour laminated copy)
Imperial War Graves Commission Menin Gate Register of Death of Private G.H. Morrison

Folder 6
Australian Archives – photocopies of Private G.H. Morrison ’s service records
Copy of letter (17 April 1994) by Ray Morrison to Brian (second name unknown) listing soldiers who joined up with or came into contact with Private G.W. Morrison.

Folder 7
Diaries and notebooks (5) of Private G.H. Morrison

Folder 8
Common Prayer Hymn Book (Property of Private G.H. Morrison)