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Alexander John Mort was born on 29th March 1897 at Bradford and was baptised on 2nd May 1897 at St John Church, Bradford he was the son of Charles Henry a cutler and Annie Wetherell Mort née Hornshaw of 28 Wilson Street Newark. His father Charles Henry was born in 1870 at Bradford and his mother Annie Wetherell Hornshaw was born in 1868 also in Bradford, they were married on 28th September 1895 at St Lukes Church, Manningham, Bradford they went on to have the following children, Zita Makepeace b1900 Bradford, Donald Richard b1902 Oxford and Charles Raymond Mort b1904 Oxford. In the 1911 census the family are living at 28 Wilson Street, Newark and are shown as Charles Henry 41 yrs a cutler, he is living with his wife Annie 43 yrs and their children, Alex John 14 yrs a scholar, Zita Makepeace 11 yrs a scholar, Donald Richard 9 yrs a scholar and Charles Raymond 7 yrs.
17 Oct 1918
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Lance Corporal
10th Bn The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Lance Corporal Alexander John Mort enlisted at Newark and served with the 10th battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. He died of wounds on 17th October 1918 and is buried at Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Article published on 30th October 1918 in the Newark Advertiser :- Son of Charles H. & Annie Wetherall Mort of Church Street, Newark. Born Bradford, Yorkshire and educated at the Mount School, Newark. For a little time he was in the drawing office at Messrs. Ransome & Co. and later entered the works. He enlisted under the Derby scheme when 18 years of age and called-up in April. Prior to that he was three years in the Newark V.T.C. and the military knowledge gained got him his stripe immediately after joining the training squad of the West Yorkshire Regiment, to which he was attached in Northumberland. Sent to France in the latter part of August 1918. Died in a base hospital after three days suffering from severe wounds in the head.
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