Background : Repatriated to Australia on Dutch Liberator aircraft. Husband of Jean Morton (17/03/1941) (met in Melbourne). Nephew of Ivy Morton. Died at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Melbourne.
Service & personal summary At enlistment : single. No previous military experience. Blue eyes, fair hair. Marks / scars : scar both knees, scar base of 4th left finger, scar on 3rd left finger.
29/05/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Caulfield, Victoria.
31/05/1940 Posted to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
19/12/1940 Appointed Specialty Group II Signals.
07/04/1941 Embarked Sydney, New South Wales on H.M.S. Queen Mary (H.M.T. N.N.).
03/05/1941 Disembarked Middle East.
29/08/1941 Attended Australian Imperial Forces (Middle East) School of Signals No. 8 Regiment Signals (N.F.) Refresher Course from 09/08/1941 to 29/08/1941 (Qualified).
31/08/1941 Rejoined unit from Australian Imperial Forces (Middle East) School of Signals.
27/10/1941 Appointed Lance Corporal.
17/03/1941 Marital condition : Change of. Married wife Mrs. Jean Morton, Huntly, via Bendigo.
17/03/1941 Next of kin : Change of.
06/11/1941 Birth : Son born.
31/01/1942 Embarked Middle East on S.S. Orcades.
18/02/1942 Disembarked Batavia, Java.
07/03/1942 Reported missing in action, Java.
30/04/1942 Reported missing in action, Java and transferred to X list.
30/11/1943 Now reported prisoner of war.
21/01/1944 Reported prisoner of war.
31/08/1945 Reported prisoner of war at Kranji Camp.
05/09/1945 Recovered at Kranji Prisoner of War Camp.
22/09/1945 Deplaned Brisbane, Queensland.
23/09/1945 Marched out to Victoria Lines of Communication area Recruit Reception Depot and General Details Depot.
27/09/1945 Admitted 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria from troop train (for investigation).
27/09/1945 Marched in General Details Depot, Victoria ex 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria.
02/10/1945 Discharged to General Details Depot.
12/11/1945 Marched in Australian Military Forces Discharge Depot Royal Park, Victoria for discharge ex General Details Depot, Victoria Royal Park, Victoria.
19/11/1945 Discharged Royal Park, Victoria.