MORRISON, Flying Offr. (Pilot) Samuel Cecil – 115396. R.A.F. (V.R.).104 Sqdn. Prot. Sec. (Men’s). Plot F. Coll.
Samuel Cecil Morrison (Cecil) was the son of Samuel Morrison and Charlotte Rebecca Wilson (Cissy) and the eldest of six children. He was born on 22 Jun 1920 in the Creggan Road in Londonderry, Co. Londonderry, Ireland and baptized in the Great James Street Presbyterian Church.
The Morrison family where very involved with their Church; including Cecil’s father, Samuel, who was a Scout Leader at the Church.
During the Second World War, Cecil joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in 1940 or 1941; I’m unsure of the dates as I have yet to discover much about his very short life. About 1940 Cecil arrived in California, USA to start training for the Royal Air Force.
On May 27, 1942 in Runcorn, Cheshire, England he married Margaret Elizabeth Barclay. Known as Betty, it would seem that she too was in the military.
Less than six months after their wedding, on 7 November 1942; Cecil was killed in action in Malta. This is an excerpt from the Morrison/Wilson Family Bible penned by his mother, Cissy.
He is interred at the Capuccini Naval Cemetery in Malta; and Remembered with Honour; Commemorated in perpetuity by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
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