To search our directory of workers at HM Factory Gretna either enter any name, place of birth or place of death in the search box or if you know what their job was from select from the drop-down menu.

Photo of Norman Thomas Morrison

Norman Thomas Morrison

Civil Engineer
Birthplace Lanarkshire Govan Scotland Date of Birth: December 30, 1888 Date of Death: June 12, 1967

Biography

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Norman Thomas Morrison 

Do they already have a Wikipedia page? If yes, please paste link: N/A 

Gender: Male 

Date and Place of Birth: 12/30/1888 Plantation, Govan, Scotland 

Date and Place of Death: 6/12/1967 Monifieth, Angus, Scotland 

Nationality: Scottish 

Do we have images/photos of this person?: No 

 

Biography 

Childhood: His name featured in a newspaper (The Dumfries and Galloway Standard: 5th April 1916) report – presumably he had been called up and went before a military tribunal. His appeal on 5/4/16 was refused. It also mentioned that he had two brothers in the colours and a sister who was in paid employment 

Parents were William Lyon Morrison, who worked as a Drapery Warehouseman, and Agnes Morrison (Nee Wilson 

Parents: Parents were William Lyon Morrison and Agnes Morrison (Nee Wilson 

Parent’s occupations: Father worked as a Drapery Warehouseman 

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/A 

Occupational history (previous jobs in their career): Norman Thomas Morrison on 2 Electoral Registers (1912 and 1914) in which his occupation is given as measurer (this occupation is within the trade of Civil Engineer and so tallies with his role at Gretna). The address is 431 Victoria Road. 

Occupation: Chartered Quantity Surveyor 

Place of residence at Gretna: 

Job title at Gretna: Civil Engineer 

Marital status: Married  

Spouse name (including male name): May Margaret Dickson 

Date of marriage: April 1925 

Place/Parish of marriage: St Clement, Dundee, Scotland 

Children: Not Known 

Travels:  

Awards/recognitions:  

Trivia / any other information:  

 

Bibliography 

  • Books published (Title, year of publication, publisher):  
  • Books written about the individual or mentioning the individual (Title, year of publication, publisher):  

References 

  • Blogs about the individual:  
  • Websites about the individual:  
  •  

Further links, notes, and comments: 

His name featured in a newspaper (The Dumfries and Galloway Standard: 5th April 1916) report – presumably he had been called up and went before a military tribunal. His appeal on 5/4/16 was refused. It also mentioned that he had two brothers in the colours and a sister who was in paid employment. He was a civil engineer at Hugh Symington and Sons. 

Using the above information I have found a probable “Norman Morrison” in the records. 

There was a report in the Dundee Courier on 11/1/1929 in which Norman Morrison, “Measurer”, was called as a witness in a fraud case. He gave his age as “40”. At the time he worked for the Town Council. 

I have found a Norman Thomas Morrison on 2 Electoral Registers (1912 and 1914) in which his occupation is given as measurer (this occupation is within the trade of Civil Engineer and so tallies with his role at Gretna). The address is 431 Victoria Road. The 1901 census shows him at this address with three brothers and a sister. The census gives his date of birth as 1888 in Plantation, Govan, which tallies with the report in the Courier. Norman married Mary Margaret Dickson on 30th April 1925 from this address. His mother died in 1943 and probate was granted to “her only daughter, Patricia” of 431 Victoria Road. 

I therefore believe that all of the records that I have found mentioned above, are the same “Norman (Thomas) Morrison”. Is this the same man featured in the newspaper report? 

There is a Norman Morrison (Sapper) Royal Engineers. I have not found his service records but he is featured on Lives of the First World War. It is highly likely that this is the same man. If it is, he survived the War, married in 1925 and was employed by the Town Council in Dundee in 1929. 

 

 

Related by Category

Related by County - Lanarkshire

Related by Last Name - Morrison