PRIVATE DONALD HENRY GALE MORISON
EAST KENT REGIMENT (THE BUFFS)
3RD AUGUST 1917 AGE 19
BURIED: HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, BELGIUM
Donald Morrison's mother chose his inscription, an extract from the first verse of a beautiful funeral poem, Fear No More the Heat of the Sun, from Shakespeare's Cymbeline, Act IV Sc. 2.
Fear no more the heat o' the sun,
Nor the furious winter's rages;
Thou thy worldly task has done,
Home art gone, and ta'en thy wages;
Golden lads and girls all must,
As chimney-sweepers, come to dust.
Donald Morison was 19 when he was killed in action near Zillebeke on 8 August 1917. After the war his body was discovered at map reference J.19.d.7.2 and identified by his identity disc and pay book. His body was exhumed and re-interred in Hooge Crater Cemetery.