Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Fraser Morrison

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
18th Battalion
Company:
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Prior Military Experience:
No
Enlistment Date:
November 13, 1914
Age at Enlistment:
30
Enlisted at:
Toronto, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Civilian Occupation:
Secretary
Saw Service in:
Europe
Date of Death:
August 13, 1931
Age at Death:
46
Cause of Death:
Not Specified
Battle Died/Wounded:
Burial:
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Date of Birth:
October 16, 1884
Next of Kin:
Mrs Morrison, 40 Bedford Road.
Place of Birth:
Toronto, Ontario
Country of Birth:
Canada
Prisoner of War:
No
Interned:
Married:
Married
Religion:
Presbyterian
Height:
5 Feet 8 Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
   
NAC Reference: RG 150,Accession 1992-93/166 Box 6405-52
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Major
Canadian Infantry
18th Battalion
Lieutenant-Colonel
Canadian Infantry
18th Battalion
Awards and Decorations
Mentioned in Despatches 'A' List, Distinguished Service Order
Notes

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/ 

Research Notes
Info from the attestation papers and there is no trace on the CWGC site.