George Wilfred Morrison

Lance Sergeant George Wilfred Morrison
Toronto, Ontario
The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada

Lance Sergeant Morrison is sponsored by TD Bank Group.
Lance Sergeant Morrison était parrainé par TD Bank Group.

Birth place and date: George was born in Toronto, ON on 21 July 1916.

Home town: George grew up in Toronto, ON.

Religion: George was a member of the Church of England.

Occupation: Before the war, George worked as a bicycle mechanic at the C. Elliot Hotel.

Marital Status: George was married to Opal A. Morrison.

Parents: George’s parents were Harry and Lena Morrison.

Date and location of enlistment: George enlisted on 21 June 1940 in Toronto, ON.

Medals: George was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal, and the CVSM and Clasp.

Additional Information:

  •  George attended public school for eight years, finishing at the age of 15.
  •  When the war was over, George had hoped to work in air conditioning.
  • George had one brother, Harry, and 4 sisters, Violet, Kate, Ivy, and Grace.

Burial location: George is buried at the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery in France. He was 28 years old when he died.

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