Pte. Alexander Smith MORTON

Male 1895 - 1916


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  • Name  Pte. Alexander Smith MORTON 
    Title  Pte. 
    Born  21 May 1895  Longford Mills, Rama Twp., Ontario Co. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Buried  1916  Cabaret Rouge, British Cemetery, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  28 Oct 1916  Souchez, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1  Pte. Alexander Smith MORTON's family
    Last Modified  5 Nov 2013 

    Father  James MORTON,   b. 17 Mar 1854, Newmilns, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1939, Toronto, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Janet Allan Smith MCGILL,   b. 19 Apr 1861, Newmilns, Aryshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1911, Longford Mills, Rama Twp., Ontario Co. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1882  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1  Group Sheet

  • Genealogical Notes 
    • MORTON, Alexander Smith:, regimental number, 192914, enlisted in Toronto, October 1, 1915, age 20, in the 92nd Highlanders Battalion, along with his friend from Longford, Carl Filkin. He was born in Rama Twp. (Longford Mills) a son of James Morton & Janet McGill. Pte. Morton trained in Toronto, he left Toronto in April 1916, with the 92nd Battalion, on arrival in England, he was transferred to the 15th Battalion, a Toronto 48th Highland unit of the first contingent. He had only been in the trenches, just one month, when he was killed in action, October 28, 1916. Pte. Filkin, who served with him wrote to his brother, " Alex, was hit with a piece of shrapnel in the right arm and that the missile pierced his chest. I helped to carry him to the dressing station but he died a few minutes after the wound was dressed" He was 21 years of age. His body remains in the Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II.D.2.-- A grave marker in the Longford Mills Cemetery also honours his sacrifice for our county. (photo in WW1 album


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