Canadian Virtual War Memorial

James Morrison

In memory of:

Private James Morrison

April 17, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

439143

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

52nd Bn

Additional Information


Born:

July 27, 1895
Glasgow, Scotland

Enlistment:

May 14, 1915
Port Arthur, Ontario

Commemorated on Page 297 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

PETIT-VIMY BRITISH CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

A. 6.

Location:

Vimy is a village some 10 kilometres north of Arras and the PETIT-VIMY BRITISH CEMETERY is west of the village and a little west of the main road from Lens to Arras (N25).

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Paying respects – Visiting my great great uncle for the second time. At his grave, I left a military photo of him that was taken before the war, a photo of my grandfather visiting his grave, and a poppy cross.
  • Grave Marker – Here is a picture of Jimmy that was taken before the war, a photo of Jimmy and his father, and a poppy cross that was left at his gravesite during my last visit.
  • Cemetery – Here is a photo of Le Petit Vimy cemetery
  • Grave Marker – A photograph of the headstone at the Petit-Vimy Cemetery, near Vimy Ridge and the town of Vimy, France. May he rest in peace.(J.Stephens)
  • Cemetery – The Petit-Vimy Cemetery, near Vimy Ridge and the town of Vimy, in the Pas de Calais, France (J. Stephens)
  • Paying Respects – Jimmy's nephew, Frank Morrison (85 years old), made his first pilgrimmage to Vimy Ridge to commemorate the 95th anniversary of the Battle at Vimy Ridge. Frank is the first member of his family (other than Jimmy's parents) to visit Jimmy's grave. What an amazing moment!
  • Group photo – Three generations - Frank Morrison and his granddaughter, Kristen Smith, visited Le Petit Vimy cemetery to pay their respects to their relative, James (Jimmy) Morrison, 95 years after the Battle at Vimy Ridge.
  • Grave Marker – Canadian pride - A poppy cross and a Canadian flag were placed at the grave site of James (Jimmy) Morrison to show a family's love and respect for a fallen soldier
  • Paying Respects – Kristen Smith, visits the grave of her great-great uncle, Jimmy Morrison, during a pilgrimmage to commemorate the 95th anniversary of the Battle at Vimy Ridge

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