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William Robert MORTON

Regimental number450
Place of birthBacchus Marsh Victoria
ReligionProtestant
OccupationFarmer
AddressMyrniong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMrs James Morton, Pentland Hills, Myrniong, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For gallant and devotion to duty in the field. During the operations east of YPRES in October - November, 1917, this N.C.O. was in charge of 10 troopers engaged on road patrol duty. Although the area was continuously shelled by the enemy the party under his control remained constantly on the posts. Corporal MORTON displayed gret coolness and devotion to duty by his constant supervision, example and instruction to his men under very trying conditions. his conduct during 3 years service in the field has been of the highest order.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 May 1924
Place of burialMaddingly Cemetery

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