The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J H Morton


Photograph by "Uwe"

Private James Heman MORTON, G/18847, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of pneumonia, Prisoner of War Hospital, Stendal, Germany, 23rd June 1918.

Born Holloway, Middlesex, son of James R & Annie Morton.

Enlisted Willesden, Middlesex, age 19 years & 5 months, height 5ft 5 inches, fresh complexion, brown eyes, light brown hair.  Resided 8 The Terrace, High Road, Kilburn, NW6. Formerly boot repairer.

Home 7th June 1915 to 1th October 1916; BEF 2nd October 1916 to 23rd June 1918.

7th June 1915, enlisted & posted 3/9th Middlesex Regiment, Service No.3541; 9th July 1915, posted 2/9th Middlesex Regiment; 4th February 1916, posted 63rd Provisional Battalion; 30th June 1916, posted 3/9th Middlesex Regiment; 2nd October 1916, posted 1/7th Middlesex Regiment; 2nd October 1916, Folkestone, embarked; 2nd October 1916, Boulogne, disembarked;

14th October 1916, transferred to 4th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th October 1916, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st March 1918, posted missing.

28th June 1918, Translation of Certificate of Death No.370 Stendal, 24th June 1918 - The local Prisoners of War Hospital has notified in writing that James Morton, English Prisoner of War , bootmaker, age 21 years, 6 months, Protestant Religion, resident at Kilburn, born at Kilburn, single, parents of the deceased, unknown, died at Prisoners of War Hospital, Stendal on the 23rd June 1918, at 10 am.

24th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, none; Children, none; Father, James R Morton, 8 The Terrace, High Road, Kilburn; Mother, dead; Brothers - Arthur E Morton, age 22, 9 Merton? Road, Stamford Road, Kensington; Sisters - Edith A Litchfield, age 26, 9 Merton? Road, Kensington; Dora L Morton, age 17, 7? Merton? Road, Kensington; Iris M Morton, age 11, 8 The Terrace, High Road, Kilburn; Grandparents, none; Nephews/Nieces, none; Uncles/Aunts, none.

Buried at Berlin South-Western Cemetery,  I. H. 2., Germany.

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