Interred in Bangor Cemetery
Thomas Dawson Morrison was born on 14th September 1893 to James Morrison, a School Teacher and Mary Ann Morrison (nee Dawson).
The eldest of their four children, Thomas and his family lived in Mountstewart before moving to Regent Street in Newtownards.
Thomas was award the Military Cross on 16th September 1918: "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a heavy enemy attack he led an assaulting party with great dash, and retook a position. Throughout operations his untiring energy and cheerfulness were of the greatest assistance."
He was also award the Croix de Guerre in 1918: "The President of the French Republic has awarded the Croix de Guere to Captain T. D. Morrison, M.C., 9th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Newtownards, and Second-Lieutenant J. M. M'Caw, M.C., 2nd Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, formerly of Portglenone. Belfast Newsletter, 16th December 1918
After the war, in 1920, Thomas enlisted in the Royal Irish Constabulary and on the formation of the Royal Ulster Constabulary in 1922 was District Inspector
In 1925 he married Elizabeth Stuart, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Stuart, Bank of Ireland House, Newtownards.
In November 1926, Thomas was one of six Ulstermen appointed to the Dublin Bar and in January 1927 was called the following to the Bar of Northern Ireland.
Thomas died on 3rd March 1985.
MORRISON, T. D. (Captain) — The Officers and General Council of the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council regret to learn of the death of their esteemed Life Vice-president and former Chairman and tender their deepest sympathy to his Wife and Family Circle.
Belfast Telegraph, 5th March 1985
MORRISON, THOMAS DAWSON (Captain) -— Died March 3, 1985, — Service tomorrow (Thursday), 11.30 a.m. at Ballygilbert Presbyterian Church, and then to Bangor New Cemetery. — Deeply regretted by his Wife Margaret and Sons Daryl and Peter.
Belfast Telegraph, 6th March 1985
MORRISON, T. D. (Captain) — March 3, 1985. – The Officers and Members of the Ulster Council, Irish Amateur Boxing Association deeply regret the death of their former President and tender their deepest sympathy to his Wife and Sons. – A. Uprichard, President; P. McCrory, Secretary.
Belfast Telegraph, 7th March 1985