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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Morton

In memory of:

Private John Morton

April 6, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

79252

Age:

35

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Division:

31st Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

August 21, 1880

Son of John and Mary Morton, of Launceston, Cornwall, England; husband of Laura May Morton, of Ilfracombe, Devon, England.

Commemorated on Page 139 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. A. 26.

Location:

BIRR CROSS ROADS CEMETERY is located 3 Km east of Ieper town centre, on the Meenseweg (N8), connecting Ieper to Menen. From Ieper town centre the Meenseweg is located via Torhoutstraat and right onto Basculestraat. Basculestraat ends at a main cross roads, directly over which begins the Meenseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2.5 Km along the Meenseweg on the right hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Entrance
  • Grave Marker
  • Newspaper clipping– Photo from Calgary Daily Herald May 3, 1916.
  • Newspaper clipping– Clipping from Calgary Daily Herald May 4, 1916
  • Newspaper clipping– Clipping from Calgary Daily Herald May 4, 1916

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