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Charles William MORTON

Regimental number531
Place of birthBristol, England
SchoolMina Road School, Bristol, England
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer
AddressGeorge Street, Clarence Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary J Morton, George Street, Clarence Park, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 February 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 April 1917
Place of death or woundingPloegsteert Wood, Belgium
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBerks Cemetery Extension (Row K, Grave 23), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
137
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Mary MORTON, 65 George Street, Clarence Park, South Australia. Commemorated in St George the Martyr's Anglican Church, Goodwood, Adelaide, South Australia. Inscription reads: 'To the Glory of God. In Honour of Our Lady, Blessed Michael the Archangel, Blessed George the Martyr & of all the Blessed Saints. To the dear Memory of all those who went forth from this Altar, where they offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Body and Blood of Christ, to give their lives in the Great War. This Screen is Blessed on Anzac Day 25 April 1922 being the Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 9 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 20 July 1916, for onward travel to England.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 November 1916.

Killed in action, 23 April 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MORTON Charles William

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