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Imperial War Graves Commission: Comprehensive Report of Headstone Inscriptions and Text - Ridge Wood M.C.
Copy of the Imperial War Graves Commission's comprehensive report of headstone inscriptions and headstone text for Ridge Wood Military Cemetery. Serjeant J. Morton is listed third from the bottom of the list - Plot 1, Row B, Grave 7. It is noted that he is to have a cross on his grave marker cum religious marker.
Name: James Alexander Morton.
Service Number: 5845.
Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles.
Born: 1889, Belfast.
Died: 27th May 1915.
Address: 4 Anglesea Street, Belfast.
James Alexander Morton, son of James and Jane Morton 31 Fourth Street, Shankill Road, Belfast, lived with his wife, Mary Jane, son Thomas at 4 Anglesea Street, Shankill Road, Belfast.
James enlisted into the Royal Irish Rifles.
He was posted as part of the British Expeditionary Forces on the 13th of November 1914.
James was a Sergeant in the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles when he was Killed In Action, shot by a sniper, on the 27th May 1915.
A local newspaper states.
Sergeant J A Morton, 4th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, killed in action in Flanders. He was a son of Mr James Morton 31 Fourth Street, and his widow lives at 4 Anglesea Street, Belfast.
There are also memorial insertions within his profile.
A Pension Application Form shows James wife Mary Jane, born 9th of August 1888, as claimant, while also showing us that their little son Thomas had been born on the 27th of June 1913.
James Will, signed and dated 4th November 1914, left his Effects to his wife Mary Jane.
His Soldiers Effects were left to his widow also.
He received the British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1914-1915 Star.
He is Remembered at Ridge Wood Military Cemetery, Belgium.
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