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William Andrew MORTON

Regimental number5411
Place of birthCopmanhurst, New South Wales
SchoolOberon Public School, New South Wales
Other trainingTelegraphist
OccupationShop assistant
AddressAtkinson Street, Queanbeyan, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs D A Morton, Atkinson Street, Queanbeyan, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A49 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted as signaller and afterwards selected with fifty telegraphists for service abroad. Died pneumonia Charl Belgium
FateReturned to Australia 24 August 1918
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death26
Family/military connectionsSGT WA Morton of AIF (cousin) invalided home suffering from gas and who died in New South Wales, February 1920

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