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V MORTON

Regimental number901
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressPetersburg, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, W Morton, Petersburg, South Australia
Enlistment date22 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 26 July 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He left the lines with eight men to secure an identification. Observing thirty of the enemy working in a trench he led his men to the flank to secure the greatest fire effect. On a signal the covering party opened fire, while he, with his sergeant, rushed to the nearest of the enemy, seized him alive, and brought him back to the lines.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

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

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