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Arthur Daniel MORTON

Place of birthGaleshead, Durham, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMaster mariner
AddressRailway Street, Glebe, Merewether, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 10"
Weight186 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary E. Morton, Railway Street, Glebe, Merewether, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceMauritius Mounted Police (six months) and transferred to Observatory as assistant
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name36th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 November 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Reginal and Mary Ann MORTON. Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date2 May 1917
Other details

War service: England.

Embarked Sydney, 13 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 9 July 1916.

Admitted to Fargo Hospital, 11 August 1916 (nervous debility); marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 31 August 1916.

Admitted to No 3 London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 21 September 1916 (melancholia).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wiltshire', 12 November 1916; disembarked Sydney, 3 January 1917.

Admitted to No 4 Australian General Hospital, 3 January 1917; transferred to No 13 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Leichhardt, 12 January 1917.

Appointment terminated (discharged, medically unfit: neurasthenia brought about by the strain of active service and recurring bouts of malarial fever), 2 May 1917.

Medal: British War Medal.

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death18 February 1939
Age at death66
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, MORTON Arthur Daniel

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