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George Anderson Morrison V/25797 Stoker 1st Class HMCS Stadacona, Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve January 7, 1920 Pictou, NS November 18, 1940 20 Halifax, NS Pictou, NS Garage Mechanic United Church of Canada Single Mary Morrison (Mother) Pictou, NS October 2, 1942 22 Pictou (Haliburton) Cemetery Lot 384 Commemorated on Page 101 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 4 George Anderson Morrison was the son of David A. Morrison and Mary A. Morrison, of Pictou, NS. He served on HMS Royal Sovereign between January 9, 1941 and September 15, 1942 and on HMCS Spikenard K198, a Corvette, between October 21, 1941 and February 10, 1942. On October 10, 1942, HMCS Spikenard was torpedoed and sunk by U- 136, about 465 nautical miles west of Malin Head, Ireland while escorting convoy SC-67. The convoy sailed from Newfoundland for Londonderry and HMCS Spikenard was the senior ship of the escort. Only eight men survived, including Stoker George Morrison, rescued by a British ship the next day. Fifty-seven of the crew were lost. Following the sinking of HMCS Spikenard, he was then assigned to HMCS Niobe until May 1, 1942. He was at HMCS Stadacona, Halifax, NS from May 24, 1942 until the time of his death. He was killed in a car accident at Goldbrook, Kings Co., NS, on October 2, 1942.
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George Anderson Morrison