Dr William Alexander MORTON [DSO] 1874-1928

WW1, Melbourne, Merino & Digby, Vic, Aus

Dr William Alexander MORTON was the Doctor based a Merino and Digby in the early 1900s. He joined the AIF and was a Major when he was discharged. He was awarded the DSO on 1 January 1919. He has a tree in the WW1 Digby Avenue of Honour.

William Alexander MORTON b. 1874, West Melbourne, Vic, son of David Murray MORTON and Ellen Elizabeth MAGUIRE was married in 1916, Victoria to Winifred Agnes Cecelia TOURAINE, b. ca 1895 ____________, dau of Hermann TOURAINE and Agnes HANLEY. Winifred died in 1921 and William married again to Catherine CONNELL.

William MORTON was the 3rd child in the family of David Murray MORTON and Ellen Elizabeth MAGUIRE who had the following known family....

  1. James Charles MORTON b. c1869, ____, Vic, d. 1944
  2. David Murray MORTON b. 1871, Sand____, Vic, d. 1959
  3. Alice Mary MORTON b. 1873, West Melbourne, Vic,
  4. Major William Alexander MORTON [MID DSO] b. 1874, West Melbourne, Vic, d. 1928 Sunbury, Vic., m1. Winifred Agnes Cecelia TOURAINE 1895-1921, m2. Catherine CONNELL.
    • enlisted WW1, 20 Apr 1915, Medical Practitioner
    • served as Major, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, AIF
    • RTA, 18-01-1919
    • Awarded MID & DSO, 1-01-1919
    • Digby Avenue of Honour Tree No 23, planted by Mrs H ANDERSON
    • Named on Casterton Town Hall Honour Roll
    • Named on Merino War Memorial



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