Herbert Morton (1895-1918)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

MORTON, HERBERT. Sergeant. No 305192. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Brighouse 5.1.1895. Son of Samuel and Edith Morton, 107 Market Street, Milnsbridge. Educated Greengates Council School near Bradford. Employed as a cloth finisher. At the time of enlistment, was living at 4 Wood Top, Marsden. Single. Enlisted in the local Territorial battalion on 6.2.1912. Was mobilised in August 1914. Had been wounded on two occasions, the first time on 15.5.1915, and the second time in March, 1918, at Neuve Chapelle. He had also been gassed on two occasions. Killed in action near Cambrai on 11.10.1918, aged 23. Buried WELLINGTON CEMETERY Grave location:- Plot 3, Row B, Grave 6.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

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