Pte Alexander Morrison was the son of Alexander and Williamina Morrison, of Aberdeen and volunteered for British Airborne Forces during The Second World War while serving with the Royal Armoured Corps.
The instructors on parachute training course 70, which he attended at RAF Ringway from 28 June to 9 July 1943, described him as a "cheerful hard worker".
He subsequently served with S Company, 5th (Scottish) Parachute Battalion and the timing of his parachute course would indicate that he served with the battalion on operations in Italy, south of France and Greece.
After the war he deployed with the battalion to Palestine, where he was killed during an attack by members of the Stern Gang on the guard of a Divisional Car Park in Tel Aviv. (See account below.)
Pte Morrison died on 25 April 1946, aged 24 years, and was buried two days later at Ramleh War Cemetery, in present day Israel.
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