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28599   Lance Corporal Joseph Dickey Morrison
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/06/2020
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
Summary      
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.
Further Information
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 of Moy Post Office. The family is living above in the Square in Moy. John is also clerk of petty sessions.
Family: John Morrison, Anna Morrison, Hugh Morrison (born about 1894), Dickey Morrison (born about 1899).
Joseph's father John Morrison was also a Justice of the Peace and Postmaster, Auctioneer and Valuer
Joseph's mother Anna died on 14th April 1902. Joseph was three years old.
Dickey's father was remarried about 1906 to Elizabeth Burton.
The 1911 census shows Joseph Dickey as 12 years old. He is at school. The family are living in the Square in Moy. John is still clerk of petty sessions.
Family (1911): John Morrison, Elizabeth Morrison, Hugh Ranken Morrison, Joseph Dickey Morrison, Mary Elizabeth Burton (born about 1902), Charles R B Burton (born about 1904), Annie Smith Morrison (born about 1907).
His father died in 1912.
It seems Joseph was left property in Moneydig near Garvagh and moved there.
Joseph Dickey Morrison was living in the Garvagh area when he enlisted in Coleraine.
Medal card
From the Tyrone Courier and Dungannon News dated 15th August 1918: Missing
Lance Corporal Joseph D Morrison, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Moy, is reported missing.
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.
Joseph Dickey Morrison's gravestone
Joseph Dickey Morrison's gravestone - close up
Lance Corporal Joseph Dickey Morrison has no known grave and is commemorated on Pozieres Memorial.
The book 'Garvagh and Aghadowey Heroes 1914-18' lists Joseph on page 60 and 61.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 The Square (No 18) Moy Census listing in The Square, Moy 54.446937 -6.691394
References and Links
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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 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 Garvagh War Dead Details of Joseph Dickey Morrison including date of birth.
5 Moy 1901 directory Post Office, Charlemont Square, Moy - John Morrison, postmaster, C. P. S.
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2020