(Service number 7/743)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank Sergeant


Date 22 December 1885 Place of Birth Leven, Fifeshire, Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Care of C. H. Verity, Craigmore (Craymore?) Downs, Canterbury
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin William MORTON, 2 Rose Cottages, Leven, Fifeshire, Scotland
Religion Anglican
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 2nd Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Date 14 December 1914
Transport Verdala or Willochra or Knight of the Garter
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Mounted Rifles

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 24 August 1937 Age 53 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 104, Plot 11
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Morton was born on 22 December 1885 at Leven, Fifeshire, Scotland. When he enlisted with the New Zealand forces, he was a farmer working for C. H. Verity at Craymore Downs, Canterbury.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [02 December 2016]

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