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Remembered Today:

John Stanton Fleming Morrison - RNAS/RAF - DFC & Bar


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Can anyone assist in finding his LG entry for his DFC - allegedly Gazetted on 3 June 1918?


There is a slight issue however! The LG has several entries for John Stanley Fleming Morrison DFC - which in fact should be John "Stanton" Fleming Morrison? As his FMP papers show. They have his promotions as "Stanley" and "Stanton", which seems odd.


I've got his DFC Bar entry in the LG.


J S F Morrison Bar to DFC.JPG


I've got his Silver Medal entry in the LG


J S F Morrison Italian Silver Medal.JPG


I've also got his Bronze Medal entry in the LG



J S F Morrison Italian Bronze Medal.JPG


I believe he played for Brentford FC in 1914. Also played for, England Amateurs (January 1920 v Wales), Sunderland and Corinthians FC. An amateur golfer too. He also played first class cricket for Cambridge University and Somerset.



The Scotsman 04 April 1922 Morrison.JPG




J S F Morrison - Corinthians.jpg

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I, too, have searched about the London Gazette with similarly negative results. 

I think - and, this is just a supposition  - that Morrison was proposed for the DFC after carrying out some particularly successful a/s patrols off Otranto (in September 1917) one of which led to the presumed sinking of an U-boat (he was serving with No.6 Wing at Otranto by then).


As you certainly know, after the war Morrison became a celebrated golf course designer and - among the other things - he edited a book ('Around Golf') as John Stanton Fleming M. So, there should be no doubts about the name his second initial stood for.

Kindest regards.



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Cheers for that. So a birthday award then. Maybe because of his MID and his service sometime earlier. 

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The preamble, on page 6519, reads:


Air Ministry,

3rd June, 1918.


The KING has been graciously pleased, on the occasion of His Majesty's Birthday, to confer the undermentioned Rewards for Distinguished Service:—







Lieutenant (temp. Captain) John Stanley Fleming Morrison



No doubt about it being a Birthday Honours award; there was no citation.


His MiD entry in the London Gazette reads:


Admiralty, 17th November, 1917




The following Officers and Men have been mentioned in despatches: —


Flt. Cdr. John Stanley Fleming Morrison, R.N.A.S.


which  ties in with the supposed sinking of a submarine in September 1917.




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Cheers, I've seen all the reports for the MiD and Bar to the DFC, they're on FMP.

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