CEF Soldier Detail

Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Fraser Morrison
Died: August 13, 1931

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
18th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Toronto, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs Morrison, 40 Bedford Road.
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
October 16, 1884
Trade or Calling:
Secretary
Marital Status:
Married
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Toronto, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
November 13, 1914
Age at enlistment:
30
Height:
5 Feet 8 Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Not Specified
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
August 13, 1931
Age at Death:
46
Buried at:
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
LAC Reference: RG 150,Accession 1992-93/166 Box 6405-52
Research Notes
Info from the attestation papers and there is no trace on the CWGC site.
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lieutenant-Colonel Canadian Infantry 18th Battalion
Major Canadian Infantry 18th Battalion

The attestation papers note that his hair is turning grey.

Married Mabel Chalcroft on 24 Nov 1909 in York, Ontario. Stockbroker. Died of gunshot wound to chest.

HEAD OF STOCK FIRM SUFFERS BULLET WOUND
Col. G. F. Morrison, Toronto, In Hospital. Brokerage House is Suspended by Canadian [illegible]

TORONTO, July 13. Following a report, that the brokerage firm of Morrison and Southgate had been suspended from trading on the Standard Mining exchange today, news was received that Col. G. F. Morrison, former president of the firm, had been admitted to hospital with a bullet wound in the right chest. His condition is reported grave. Business partners of Lieut. – Col. Morrison were present at his home when police were called soon after the shooting. Police say the partners had called to interview Col. Morrison. According to police, there was only one witness to the shooting. Colonel Morrison’s wife and family, who were absent from the city, on receiving word of the shooting, began a hurried homeward trip. Today’s suspension of the Morrison and Southgate brokerage firm marks the second time such steps have been taken by the Standard Mining Exchange within the past year, as the firm was suspended In September, 1930, In connection with the rapid rise and fall of Acme Gas and OH shares, of which R. C. Southgate, a partner of the firm, was a director.

Source: The Winnipeg Tribune, July 13, 1931, page 1

 

It is presumed by the police that Morrison lay down on the chesterfield, and pressing the gun against his left breast, pulled the trigger. The bullet passed through the body bellow the heart and went out through the back lodging in the chesterfield. Examination of the army automatic found on the floor showed the only other bullet had jammed in the ejector.

(Toronto Globe, 14 Jul 1931, 11)

The Stock Broker (Patriots Crooks and SafetyFirsters)

http://matthewkbarrett.com/2015/12/07/the-stock-broker/ 

Awards and Decorations
Distinguished Service Order
Mentioned in Despatches & 'A' List