5334 Sergeant James Morrisey.

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Royal Field Artillery.

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in the London Gazette of 30 October 1918, ('B' Battery, 110th Brigade RFA).

Morrissey was a native of Burnley, Lancashire. The citation for the D.C.M. published in the London Gazette reads, "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an enemy attack. He volunteered to act as linesman when the line was being continuously by the enemy's bombardment. On six different occasions he went out along the line that was being heavily shelled and gassed, working in the dark with his gas helmet on the whole time, and it was owing to his efforts that communications were maintained."

The London Gazette shows that he was born at Newton le Willows, Lancashire. After the war he was working in Burnley as a tram driver. A short newpaer report says he was also awarded the Military Medal during the war but this is incorrect.