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Douglas Herbert Harrison MORTON

Regimental number2190
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs E A Morton, Corinda, North Quay, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date31 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 12 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (awarded)

'Exceptional bravery and capability at Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: 7 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'At MOUQUET FARM, FRANCE, on 22nd. August 1916 this N.C.O. was in charge of a party went out to raid a strong point in frong of our lines in which the enemy were supposed to be in occupation. He carried out the work with exceptional coolness and capability and though the enemy was not in occupation he and his party were subjected to Machine Gun and Artillery fire as the operation was carried out at 4 pm. He not only made sure of the strong point but afterwards proceeded along the trench or what remained of it to MOUQUET FARM and discovered that this post was also unoccupied. The information obtained was of extreme value.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Date of death23 May 1980

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