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Gordon Reid Morton
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: Second Lieutenant
- Service Occupation:
- Awards: Military Cross
- Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 7th Battalion
- Place of Death: Arras, France
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 09.04.1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras
- Grave/Mem Ref no: III.P.11
- Date of Birth: 25.03.1897
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 36 Thomson St, Dundee
Mrs Morton, 32 Albany Tce, Dundee
Rev. Hugh D. Morton
More about Gordon Reid Morton
Gordon was awarded the Military Cross on 08.04.1917 “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of a raiding party. He led his men in a most gallant manner and destroyed a hostile machine gun. Later he carried a wounded man back to our lines”.
Gordon Reid Morton Second-Lieutenant Cameron Highlanders
POSTHUMOUS HONOUR FOR DUNDEE OFFICER.
Second-Lieutenant Gordon R. Morton, Cameron Highlanders, whose name appears in the list of officers upon whom the Military Cross has been conferred has unfortunately not lived to wear his decoration, as he was killed in action on 9th April. He was the younger son of the late Rev. Hugh D. Morton, Lochee West U.F. Church, and Mrs Morton, 32 Albany Terrace, Dundee.
Dundee Courier 17th May 1917
Additional information supplied by Gary Thomson, further additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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