Able Seaman John Morton

Royal Navy, HMS Black Prince

Died: Wednesday 31 May 1916 (aged 21)

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Record:
MORTON, JOHN
Additional information:
Son of Thomas Smith Morton, of 51, Bedford Rd., Reading, Berks.
Cemetery:
PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Cemetery/memorial reference:
13.
Country:
United Kingdom

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Oral history

British marine served with Royal Marine Light Infantry Battalion, Royal Naval Division on Western Front, 10/1914
REEL 1 Recollections of period with Royal Naval Division in Antwerp, Belgium, 10/1914: reception on arrival at railway station from Belgian civilians, 6/10/1914; move into defensive positions isolated by barbed wire on Contich road; movements; taking over trenches from Belgian troops; work to …

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British NCO wireless operator served flying Stirling and Lancaster with 15 Sqdn, 3 Group, Bomber Command, RAF, GB, 1943-1944; served with Bombing Development Unit, RAF, GB and Italy, 1945-1946
REEL 1 Recollections of background in Tredegar, 1922-1941: education and sporting activities; work as clerk at collier, 1938-1940; background to volunteering to join RAF as air crew, 12/1940; assessment at Oxford and acceptance for training as pilot, ca 2/1941; call up, 6/1941. Period at Air Crew …

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British NCO trained as observer with No 8 Air Observers School in Canada, 1944-1945
REEL 1 Recollections of background in Old Trafford, Manchester, 1922-1943: family background and social circumstances; education and night school; work as apprentice motor mechanic, 1936-1939; reactions to outbreak of war, 3/9/1939; clerical work for garage carrying out contracts for army vehicles, …

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Name recorded:
Morton, John
Memorial:
Ilfracombe - Holy Trinity Church WW1 Tablet (WMR 46072)
Location:
Ilfracombe, Devon
Name recorded:
Morton, John
Memorial:
Beaumont WW1 (WMR 48970)
Location:
Beaumont, Cumbria
Name recorded:
Morton, John
Memorial:
Christ Church - WW1 (WMR 45521)
Location:
Pendlebury, Greater Manchester
Name recorded:
Morton, John
Memorial:
Royal Four Towns (Hightae, Heck, Greenhill and Smallholm) WW1 Roll of Honour (WMR 71715)
Location:
Hightae, Dumfries And Galloway
Name recorded:
Morton, John
Memorial:
Hampstead Norreys (WMR 9075)
Location:
Hampstead Norreys, Berkshire
Name recorded:
Morton, John
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Bushmills (WMR 6605)
Location:
Bushmills, Antrim
Name recorded:
Morton, John
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Kilmarnock (WMR 5962)
Location:
Kilmarnock, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Morton, John
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Memorial Screens (WMR 20739)
Location:
Southport, Merseyside
Name recorded:
Morton, John
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Altrincham And Dunham Massey (WMR 10663)
Location:
Altrincham, Greater Manchester
Name recorded:
Morton, John
Memorial:
Boltongate Roll of Honour (WMR 66661)
Location:
Boltongate, Cumbria
Name recorded:
Morton, John
Memorial:
St Thomas' Church WW1 (WMR 89007)
Location:
Leith, Lothian
Name recorded:
Morton, John
Memorial:
Thornliebank (WMR 90522)
Location:
Thornliebank, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Morton, John
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Stevenston War Memorial Institute and Shrine (including K Campbell VC) (WMR 53560)
Location:
Stevenston, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Morton, John
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Motherwell (WMR 57778)
Location:
Motherwell, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Morton, John
Memorial:
Motherwell (WMR 57778)
Location:
Motherwell, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Morton, John
Memorial:
Motherwell (WMR 57778)
Location:
Motherwell, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Morton, J
Memorial:
Beaumont Old Boys WW1 (WMR 42880)
Location:
Orford, Cheshire
Name recorded:
Morton, J
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St Mary The Virgin Church WW1 (WMR 27501)
Location:
Beighton, South Yorkshire
Name recorded:
Morton, J
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St Marys Church - WW1 (WMR 62313)
Location:
Harrington, Cumbria
Name recorded:
Morton, J
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Eastwood View Working Mens Club And Institute (lost) (WMR 52834)
Location:
,
Name recorded:
Morton, J
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St Georges Urc - WW1 Served (WMR 41790)
Location:
Darlington, Durham
Name recorded:
Morton, J
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Mersey Docks And Harbour Board (WMR 15440)
Location:
Kensington, Merseyside
Name recorded:
Morton, J
Memorial:
Workington Roll of Honour (WMR 62323)
Location:
Workington, Cumbria
Name recorded:
Morton, J
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Bourne (WMR 3727)
Location:
Bourne, Lincolnshire
Name recorded:
Morton, J
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Osbourne Street Shrine (WMR 35443)
Location:
Kingston Upon Hull, Humberside
Name recorded:
Morton, J
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St. Mary's Church - WW1 (WMR 27918)
Location:
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Name recorded:
Morton, J
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Bannside Presbyterians (WMR 6486)
Location:
Banbridge, Down
Name recorded:
Morton, J
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St Bartholomews Church Parishioners - WW1 (WMR 6300)
Location:
Belfast, Antrim
Name recorded:
Morton, J
Memorial:
Wardle Cenotaph & Garden of Remembrance (WMR 13177)
Location:
Wardle, Greater Manchester
Name recorded:
Morton, J
Memorial:
Deeping St Nicholas (WMR 42990)
Location:
Deeping St Nicholas, Lincolnshire
Name recorded:
Morton, J
Memorial:
Tongue End WW1 Fallen (WMR 42987)
Location:
Deeping St Nicholas, Lincolnshire
Name recorded:
Morton, J
Memorial:
Holy Trinity Church (WMR 52823)
Location:
Dalton, South Yorkshire
Name recorded:
Morton, J
Memorial:
Cleator Moor (WMR 3950)
Location:
Cleator Moor, Cumbria
Name recorded:
Morton, J
Memorial:
Little Common Cross (WMR 16944)
Location:
Little Common, East Sussex
Name recorded:
Morton, J
Memorial:
Stockport Memorial Hall and Art Gallery (WMR 2794)
Location:
Stockport, Greater Manchester
Name recorded:
Morton, J
Memorial:
Rowntree WW1 Board (WMR 47302)
Location:
York,
Name recorded:
Morton, J
Memorial:
Hoyland (WMR 28078)
Location:
Hoyland, South Yorkshire
Name recorded:
Morton, J
Memorial:
Bolsover (WMR 14255)
Location:
Bolsover, Derbyshire
Name recorded:
Morton, J
Memorial:
Harrington (WMR 4038)
Location:
Harrington, Cumbria
Name recorded:
Morton, J
Memorial:
Brighouse (WMR 2738)
Location:
Brighouse, West Yorkshire
Name recorded:
Morton, J
Memorial:
Westhoughton United Reform Church - WW1 (WMR 59075)
Location:
Westhoughton, Greater Manchester

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Name:
Lieutenant Morton
Context:
joined
Date:
28 May 1916
Diary:
4 DIVISION: 1 Battalion East Lancashire Regiment (page 305)