Scottish amateur boxing coach and Navy gunner;
Born: November 27, 1916; Died: June 17, 2012.
Bill Morrison, who has died aged 96, was one of Edinburgh's leading amateur boxing coaches and saw wartime action as a Royal Navy gunner.
Born in Leith's long vanished Coatfield Place in a one-roomed single-end house that he shared with his parents and 10 siblings, Bill Morrison was no stranger, from an early age, to social hardship and it may have been in these unpromising circumstances that he developed his innate personal toughness.
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