Regiment:              Royal Navy  

Rank & Number:   
Shipwright 2nd Class, M22655  

02 July 1889; Bay Cottage, Fairlie  

                      1970; Troon  

Brother-in-law of Charles McNair Jnr.

HUGH MORRIS was born 02 Jul 1889 at Bay Cottage, Fairlie, to parents Hugh Morris, ships carpenter, and mother Jane Strang (who married in Glasgow on 26 Dec 1879).  He died, aged 81, in Troon in 1970.  

In the 1891 Census, Hugh, aged 1, is living Bay Cottage, Bay Street, Fairlie, with parents Hugh (40, ship carpenter, b. Fairlie) and Jane (37, b. Glasgow), and siblings Janet (10), Annie (7), Elizth (5) and Jane (3)  

In the 1901 Census, aged 11, he is at Bay Cottage, Fairlie with mother Jeanie (47, sewing) and siblings Janet (20), Annie (17), Elizabeth (15), Jeanie (13) and Georgina (9).  

In the 1911 Census, aged 21 and a ship joiner, he is living Bay Cottage, Bay Street, Fairlie with mother Jane (57) and siblings Janet (30), Annie (27), Jeanie (23) and Georgina (19) - father deceased  

The 1920 Valuation Roll has Hugh Morris, carpenter, at Arran View, Bay Street   The 1935 North Ayrshire Directory has Hugh Morris, No. 2 Cottage, Kelburn    

Enlisted 01 Sep 1916 (occ. shipwright); demobilized 25 Oct 1919.  On 6 Sep 1917 it’s noted that they are “unable to release this rating to his former civil employment”.  He received the British War and Victory medals.

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