Willie Morton (1889-1918)

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, WILLIE. Private. No 52540. 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Halstead and Sarah Ann Morton, Birkenshaw Row, Outlane. Employed by Messrs John Broadbent and Sons, Parkwood Mills, Longwood. Was secretary of the Sunday School and Band of Hope at Outlane Wesleyan Church and a member of the choir. Twice wounded. Died of bronchial-pneumonia, following influenza, at No 5 Casualty Clearing Station on 12.12.1918. Buried MAUBEUGE (SOUS-LE-BOIS) CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row C, Grave 30.
ROH:- Outlane Trinity Methodist Chapel; memorial in Outlane Methodist Churchyard.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission