Harry Morton was the son of James and Sarah Morton of Foredraft Street, Cradley, and his wife was Amelia, later Smith. He volunteered in 1914 for the Worcesters and joined the 9th (Service) Battalion. They were in training for nearly a year and were then sent out to Gallipoli to break the stalemate on the peninsula. They landed successfully on the 6th August and after a pause of two days attempted to seize the crest of the ridge. The Turkish defenders, however, were too strong and they were driven off with heavy losses. Among those killed was Private Harry Morton who was 35 years of age and is commemorated on the Helles, Cradley and Halesowen Memorials.
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