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William Morton

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Headstone of Gunner William Morton (13209). Coxyde Military Cemetery, Koksijde, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. New Zealand War Graves Trust (BEAX6909). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Headstone of Gunner William Morton (13209). Coxyde Military Cemetery, Koksijde, West-Vlaanderen, Bel …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Morton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13209 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 June 1895 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Jane Morton (mother), Seddon Post-office, Marlborough, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13209 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Locomotive fireman/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Morton was the son of George and Jane Morton, of Seddon, Marlborough, New Zealand. Native of Otago. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 November 1917 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Coxyde Military Cemetery, Koksijde, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM IV. K. 18. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Marlborough War Memorial, 20 Seymour Street, Blenheim, 7201 AWMM
    • Seddon District War Memorial, Cnr of Mills and Wakefield St, Seddon, 7210 AWMM
    • Marlborough Great War Memorial, WW1 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
07 October 2017AllanRotoruaResearcher
06 February 2016AWMMAucklandResearcher
16 April 2015Online CenotaphAuckland, New ZealandResearcher

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