Saturday 29 September 2012

Private Cyril Morton

Born on 10 March 1898 in Devonshire Parish, Bermuda - son of Mrs. Louise Brown Morton, Newlands, Devonshire Parish, Bermuda - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, at Prospect Barracks, Bermuda, on 12 May 1916 (number 410977) - served with the 38th Battalion during the remainder of its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 27 October 1916 - buried in Adanac Military Cemetery (grave II.C.7), France.

(Updated with an image of Pte Morton's headstone in Adanac Military Cemetery that I took in August 2012).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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