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Corporal William Robert Morton MSM

1894
Born at Bacchus Marsh, VIC
19/8/1914
Enlisted in the AIF, 4th Light Horse Regiment, aged 20
Promoted to Corporal
19/10/1914
Embarked aboard the HMAT A18 Wiltshire
Operation for appendicitis while onboard ship
10/12/1914
Disembarked in Egypt
22-24/5/1915
Landed at Gallipoli
22/8/1915
Wounded in action - gunshot wound to the face
9/9/1915
Admitted to 3rd general Hospital, Wandsworth, England
20/12/1915
Returned to Egypt for duty
4/1/1916
Rejoined unit
30/1/1916 - 3/2/1916
Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Egypt - hernia
10/3/1916 - 22/4/1916
Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Egypt - hernia
June 1916
Arrived in France
21/8/1916
Transferred to the 1st ANZAC Mounted Troops - probably into the 13th Light Horse Regiment
25/3/1917 - 7/4/1917
Attached for duty with Assistant Provost Marshal
30/8/1917 - 13/9/1917
On leave
19/11/1917 - 28/11/1917
Admitted to hospital, France - scabies
18/6/1918
Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal
2/9/1918
Wounded in action - gunshot wound to chest and thigh
14/9/1918
Invalided back to England
15/9/1918
Admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol
30/11/1918
Transferred to Auxiliary Hospital
17/12/1918 - 2/3/1919
Granted 75 days Special Leave (1914)
27/4/1919
Embarked for Australia aboard the Runic
10/6/1919
Returned to Australia
24/6/1919
Discharged from the AIF
3/5/1924
Died at Bacchus Marsh, VIC, aged 30
Buried at Madingley Cemetery, Bacchus Marsh

Last updated by lee, Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:55:31