The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J W Morton


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Private John William MORTON, G/27470, 2nd / 4th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, (formerly 26532, Yorkshire Regiment), killed in action, Egypt, 4th November  1917.

Born Mickleton, Yorkshire, son of Jonathan & Susan Morton.


1911 Census - Church View, Mickleton, Yorkshire - Jonathan Morton, head, age 57, widower, 2 children, both still alive, quarryman, Whinstone, worker, born Middleton, Durham; John Morton, son, age 20, single, quarryman, Whinstone, worker, born Mickleton, Yorkshire; Norman Alderson, son in law, age 25, married, shoemaker, born Mickleton, Yorkshire; Alice Alderson, age 22, married under one year, no children, born Mickleton, Yorkshire.


Enlisted Barnard Castle, Yorkshire. 

Commemorated at Jerusalem Memorial, Panel 41., Israel. & Church of The Holy Barn, Laithkirk, County Durham.


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