Joseph Morton

Joseph Morton

Birth 1894 Death 14th Apr 1917 Pte
Machine Gun Corps
Service #30810

Personal Details

GRO Ref 30810
Place of Birth Parton, Whitehaven
Residence at Enlistment
Residence (Roll of Honour)
Residence 1911 Census 7 The Crescent, Cleator Moor
School(s) Attended Montreal
Religion/Church Attended C of E
Organisation Membership
Employment/Trade Grocer Apprentice
Place of Work
Family (Parents and Grandparents) James and Isabella Morton (nee Cowan)
Siblings William, Lowther, Eleanor, Jane, Isabella
Wife's Name and Maiden Name
Remarriage of Widow
Children's Christian Name(s)
Family Connection to Roll of Honour


Military Medal
Military Medal
The Victory Medal
The Victory Medal
The British War Medal, 1914-18
The British War Medal, 1914-18

Military Details

Regiment at Enlistment Machine Gun Corps
Battalion at Enlistment 15th Coy.
Rank at Enlistment Pte
Naval Vessels Served
Service Number at Enlistment
Date of Enlistment
Place of Enlistment
Other Regiment Seaforth Highlanders
Other Battalion
Other Rank
Date of Transfer to other Regiment
Service Facts The military decoration was awarded to Joseph Morton for acts of gallantry and devotion to duty under fire or for individual or associated acts of bravery which were insufficient to merit the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

Conferment of the medal was announced in the London Gazette and Joseph Morton earned the right to add the letters M.M. to his name.
Battalion Diary or Nautical Facts

Death and Memorial Details

Age at Death 23
Date of Death 14th Apr 1917
Regiment at Death Machine Gun Corps
Battalion/Vessel at Death 15th Coy
Rank at Death Corporal
Circumstances of Death
Service Number at Death 30810
Field of Action at Death Flanders
Place of Death Arras
Battle at Death Battle of Arras
Grave/Memorial Image No image.
Location of Grave/Memorial ARRAS MEMORIAL
Grave Position Bay 10.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Link,-joseph/
Grave/Memorial Country France
Private Memorial St Johns War Memorial


Notes Joseph Morton was awarded the Military Medal while serving with the Seaforth Highlanders
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