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Private Albert MORTON, 205634, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 12th October 1917,  age 24.

Born Sheffield, Yorkshire, son of Frederick & Maria Morton, of 8, Bastock Road, Owlerton, Sheffield, Yorkshire.


1911 Census - 965 Penistone Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire - Frederick Morton, head, age 45, married, Britannic Metal Smith, worker, born Sheffield, Yorkshire; Maria Morton, wife, age 46, married 21 years, 6 children, 5 still alive, born Sheffield, Yorkshire; Elizabeth Morton, daughter, age 20, wrapper upper, steel warehouse, worker, born Sheffield, Yorkshire; Albert Morton, son, age 18, single, hammer driver, forgers, worker, born Sheffield, Yorkshire; George Fredrick Morton, son, age 15, single, heating tools, forgers, worker, born Sheffield, Yorkshire; Beatrice Morton, daughter, age 12, school, born Sheffield, Yorkshire; Ernest Morton, son, age 6, school, born Sheffield, Yorkshire; John East, boarder, age 41, single, silver caster, Silver Mills, worker, born Sheffield, Yorkshire.


Home 9th December 1915 to 5th July 1917; BEF 6th July 1917 to 12th October 1917.

Enlisted Sheffield, Yorkshire, age 22 years & 10 months, scar right forearm, Resided 8, Bastock Road, Owlerton, Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formerly labourer, steel works.

9th December 1915, enlisted; 10th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 17th March 1917, mobilized, age 24, height 5ft 4⅝, weight 105lbs, formerly checker; 17th March 1917, posted 4th Battalion, Yorks & Lancs Regiment, Service No.204463; 6th July 1917, posted BEF; 21st July 1917, transferred to 3/4th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st July 1917, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th October 1917, posted missing.

21st November 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, none, deceased; Mother, Maria Morton, 8, Bastock Road, Owlerton, Sheffield; Brothers - George F Morton, age 24, 8, Bastock Road, Owlerton, Sheffield; Ernest Morton, age 15, 8, Bastock Road, Owlerton, Sheffield; Sisters - Elizabeth Else, married, age 29, 8, Bastock Road, Owlerton, Sheffield; Beatrice Morton, age 20, 8, Bastock Road, Owlerton, Sheffield.

Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108, Belgium.


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