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Alan MORTON

Regimental number8001
Place of birthQuorn South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTimber hewer
AddressSchool House, Maylands, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Laura Morton, School House, Maylands, Western Australia
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Battery 16
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


*'Work at Lihons on 12 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: "23 September 1917

* Military Cross


Recommendation date: Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He repeatedly patrolled and mended a telephone line under continuous shell fire, he also collected material and constructed a ladder from which he could observe enemy movements and send back valuable information, enabling fire to be brought on important targets. He showed great resource and initiative.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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