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  • Photography published 15th July 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Derby
He was the husband of Edith Hazard Morton. In 1911 they lived at 20 Richmond Street Sneinton Nottingham. At the time of his death his wife Edith was living at 37 Independent Hill, Bath Street,Nottingham
He was a night soil man in 1911.
04 Jul 1916
35
171865 - CWGC Website
A/7868
Private
2nd Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers
Private William Morton, 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, enlisted in Nottingham on 24th August 1899 he attested to serve 7 yrs with the colours and 5 yrs in the reserves he served with the 2nd battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers. He was discharged on 23rd August 1911 after serving his 12 yrs , he must have re enlisted at the outbreak of the war as he landed in France on 14th April 1915, he died on 4th July 1916 from wounds received on 1st July 1916. He is buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen. (Grave Reference: A. 22. 22)
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 10 July 1916: ‘Morton. Died of gunshot wounds July 4th, Private William Morton, Royal Scots Fusiliers in his 36th year. Husband of Edith Morton, 37 Independent Hill.’ Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 15 July 1916: 'Private William Morton, Royal scots Fusiliers, 35, died of wounds July 4th. 37 Independent Hill, Bath Street, Nottingham.' Research Rachel Farrand In memoriam published 4th July 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “MORTON. – In memory of Private William Morton, Royal Scots Fusiliers, died of wounds July 4th, 1916. Fondly remembered. – Sister-in-law, Ethel, husband, and little nieces. “MORTON. – In affectionate remembrance of my dear husband, Private William Morton, Royal Scots Fusiliers, died in hospital July 4th, 1916, wounds received July 1st. Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away. – Loving wife Edith.” Above in memoriam are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photography published 15th July 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    William Morton - Photography published 15th July 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918