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28599   Lance Corporal Joseph Dickey Morrison
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 16/10/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 15/08/1898
Died: 29/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Joseph Dickey Morrison was the son of John and Anna Bella (Dickey) Morrison. He was born in Moy, Tyrone on 15th August 1898. The 1901 census records Dickey as 2 years old. John is the postmaster and clerk of petty sessions. Joseph Dickey Morrison was living in Garvagh before enlisting in Coleraine. Lance Corporal Joseph Dickey Morrison was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at Montdidier, France on 29/03/1918, aged 19. Lance Corporal Joseph Dickey Morrison is also commemorated on Moneydig Roll of Honour and in Moy Church of Ireland Churchyard.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial
  Albert, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Panel 38-40
CWGC Casualty 1585750
Pozieres is a village 6 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert. The Memorial encloses Pozieres British Cemetery which is a little south-west of the village on the north side of the main road, D929, from Albert to Pozieres. On the road frontage is an open arcade terminated by small buildings and broken in the middle by the entrance and gates. Along the sides and the back, stone tablets are fixed in the stone rubble walls bearing the names of the dead grouped under their Regiments. It should be added that, although the memorial stands in a cemetery of largely Australian graves, it does not bear any Australian names. The Australian soldiers who fell in France and whose graves are not known are commemorated on the National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Moy War Memorial - WWI Moy
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1 1901 Census lists Morrison family Lists Dickie as age 2 living with the family at house 4 in the Square, Moy, Tyrone
2 1910 Ulster Towns Directory - Moy Morrison, J., petty sessions clerk, Moy sq.
3 1911 Census lists Morrison family Lists Dickie as age 12 living with the family at house 18 in the Square, Moy, Tyrone
4 Photo of L/Corp Joseph D Morrison's inscription
5 Garvagh War Dead Details of Joseph Dickey Morrison including date of birth.
6 Moy 1901 directory Post Office, Charlemont Square, Moy - John Morrison, postmaster, C. P. S.
7 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023