The Feature Page
of
Edward Morrison

Our oldest Lancashire Fusilier
(we think)
99 years young on 9th August 2017


Edward, I have only heard about you quite recently and it looks like you may be the oldest LF known to us.
Have a great 99th birthday and God Bless....Joe Eastwood Editor.

Service number. 3773714

Enlisted 15/07/39

Discharge 18/04/46

He served in the 1st of 6th battalion of the LF. In the infantry & then the battalion was transferred into the RAC in November 1941.


He was then in the ACC from October 1942 to his discharge in 1946.

He went to France and was at Dunkirk where he managed to return home.


He returned to France & travelled through Belgium & Holland with the tank corp.

On a personal note he was a plumber before & after the war. He went back to college at the age of 40 to get his City and Guilds qualification as a registered plumber. He was awarded student of the year.


He then went self employed and the business did very well, he employed 10 men at one stage. He continued to work until about 70 but after that worked in his garden growing lots of different vegetables and fruits in his 40' greenhouse.


Unfortunately we lost our mum in 1970 when she was only 50 but dad threw himself into running the business.


He was a very keen cyclist travelling all over the NW both on a tandem & his own cycle.


He is also a wonderful ballroom dancer and only gave up about 4 years ago when he gave up driving as he couldn't get there any more. His dance partner and lady friend for over 30 years still visits him nearly every evening.





 

Edward on his Bike his favorite hobby

Edward and his wife taken in 1969


Edward and two of his great grandchildren


Edward with his other Grandchildren


Edward shoe shopping



another favorite past times ballroom dancing


Edwards Birthday Party