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Morrison Cyril Aubrey
1st Bn. Royal Irish Rifles formerly North Irish Horse
6 June 1897 , Belfast
16 august 1917
Son of William Todd Morrison and Madeline Maggie McCready, of Atlantic House, 101, Lintlestone Rd., Belfast.
Employed as an apprentice electrical engineer at the shipbuilder Workman & Clark.
Tyne Cot Memorial
Panel 138 to 140 and 162 to 162A and 163A
24 august 1914
4 may 1915
7 december 1916
4-8 march 1917
16 august 1917
Enlisted in the North Irish Horse at Belfast , though aged just 17.
Embarked for France , probably as part of D Squadron.
Was seriously injured by a kick from a horse and was evacuated home for treatment.
After he recovered he rejoined the North Irish Horse at Antrim.
Together with around 100 other North Irish Horsemen, Morrison volunteered to transfer to the Royal Irish Rifles 933). They embarked for France where they joined the 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles, on the Somme front.
Was wounded, possibly during the attack in the sector in front of Bouchavesnes , during which the 1st Battalion took significant casualties.
However he recovered soon after and rejoined his battalion.
Morrison's battalion took part in the Battle of Langemarck
The battalion war diary for the day listed 27 other ranks killed, 7 wounded and missing, 170 wounded, and 63 missing.
Rifleman Morrison was among the missing.
Although still listed as missing in a report in the Belfast News-Letter on 4 October 1917, his death was later officially accepted.