William David MortonPrivate3129869129th Infantry Training Battalion, US Army (Fort Croft, S.C.)January 15, 1922Yarmouth, Nova Scotia1943Massachusetts 133 Warren St., Roxbury, Mass.215 feet, 8 inchesLightHazelBrownSingleRailway EmployeeEmily Morton (Mother) Roxbury, Mass.May 15, 194321Mount Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury, Suffolk County, Mass.Section G Range 113 Grave 6William David Morton was the son of Charles Clarence Morton (b. January 5, 1895 Yarmouth, NS; d. 1977) and Rose Emily (Muise) Morton (b. February 10, 1901 Yarmouth, NS; d. 1988). His parents emigrated to the United States in 1923. William was the brother of Marion (b. 1924), Margaret (b. 1927), Dorothy (b. 1929) and Thersea (b. 1932).Prior to enlistment William was employed with the New Haven Railroad, Boston, Mass., at the Readville Car Shop, Readville, Roxbury, Mass.Private Morton trained at Camp Croft, South Carolina with the 29th Infantry Training Battalion. At the time of his death he had served at Camp Craft three months and 22 days.At 10:35 pm, on May 15, 1943, he was involved in a car accident on State Highway 221 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Taken to the Station Hospital at Camp Croft, Private Morton was pronounced dead on arrival. He is buried in the Mount Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury, Suffolk County, Mass.
Sources:findagravePhotos of Private William Morton courtesy of his niece, Eileen Quinn
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