The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private E T Morten


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Private Erling Teask MORTEN, G/19440, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 14th October 1917,  age 19.

Born Combs, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, son of Mary Morten, Combs, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Stockport.

Grandson of Joseph and Martha Ann Morten, of Castle Naze, Combs, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Stockport.

Enlisted  Derby, Derbyshire, age 19, height 5ft 8⅜ inches, weight 136lbs.  Resided Coombes, Derbyshire. Formerly bleacher / machinist.

Home,  31st March 1917 to 27th June 1917; BEF, 28th June 1917 to 14th October 1917.

31st March 1917, Called up for Service; 4th April 1917, posted 3rd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, Service No.82963; 14th June 1917, overstaying leave from 5.30am to 8.35pm, 16th June 1917, 6 days Field Punishment No.2. forfeits 3 days pay; 26th June 1916, posted 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters; 28th June 1917, posted BEF & embarked;  21st July 1917, 14 Infantry Base Depot, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st July 1917, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 20th September 1917, not complying with an order, 2 days confined to camp.

31st October 1919, Statement of Relatives, (completed by Joseph Morten, grandfather) - Widow, none; Children, none; Father, dead; Mother,  Mary Morten, Combs, Chapel-en-le-Frith; Brothers - Richard Morten, age 39, Combs, Chapel-en-le-Frith; Henry Morten, age 31, Combs, Chapel-en-le-Frith; Sisters - Esther Morten, age 33, Combs, Chapel-en-le-Frith; Grandparents - Joseph Morten, Castle Naze, Combs, Chapel-en-le-Frith; Martha Morten, Castle Naze, Combs, Chapel-en-le-Frith; Uncles / Aunts - Henry Morten, Combs, Chapel-en-le-Frith; Jack? Morten, Combs, Chapel-en-le-Frith; Mary Morten, Combs, Chapel-en-le-Frith; ???? Morten, Combs, Chapel-en-le-Frith.

Buried at Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station Cemetery, I. E. 1., Belgium.


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