Edward Whipple Bancroft Morrison

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Sir Edward Whipple Bancroft Morrison
Born (1867-07-06)July 6, 1867
London, Ontario
Died May 28, 1925(1925-05-28) (aged 57)
Ottawa, Ontario

Sir Edward Whipple Bancroft Morrison, KCMG (6 July 1867 – 28 May 1925) was a Canadian journalist and Major General in the Canadian Army during World War I.

Born in London, Ontario, he worked as a journalist for the Hamilton Spectator and later as editor-in-chief of the Ottawa Citizen. He served overseas during World War I with the Canadian Expeditionary Force and was promoted to major-general in 1918. Morrison had command of all artillery at the battle of Vimy Ridge. After the war, he continued to serve with the Canadian Army until he retired in 1924.

He was made a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George in June 1919.