Charles Morton (1895-1918)
Gunner, Royal Field Artillery, moved from Sheffield to South Moor
Charles Morton was born in Sheffield in about 1895, the eldest of eight children, to Joseph and Theresa Morton. The family moved to County Durham between 1901 and 1904. Initially working as a steelworker, Joseph, along with his son Charles were both working below ground at a mine on the 1911 census.
Charles joined the Royal Field Artillery, going abroad after 1915. He was serving with the 251st Brigade, RFA, when he was injured. Charles died of wounds on 8 May 1918, and is buried at Beaurepaire French National Cemetery, Pontavert.
Civil Parish: South Moor
Birth date: 1895
Death date: 8-May-1918
Armed force/civilian: Army
Residence: Sheffield, South Yorkshire (1901 Census)
New Kyo, County Durham (1911 Census)
South Moor, County Durham (Commonwealth War Graves Commission)
Employment: Pony driver (below ground)
Family: Parents: Joseph and Theresa Morton
Siblings: Albert; Mabel; Alice; Joseph; Victor; John; Teresa
251st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
Medal(s): British War Medal
Memorial(s): From North East War Memorials Project:
South Moor Memorial Park
South Moor Wesleyan Methodist
South Moor St George
Contributed by M. Morton | Durham County Record Office
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