Lance Corporal W. H. Morton


The background of this North Irish Horseman is unknown at present. He may be the William Morton from Islandbawn, Templepatrick, County Antrim, shown on the Presbyterian Church of Ireland Roll of Honour as a North Irish Horse 'trooper'.

Morton enlisted in the North Irish Horse between 25 and 30 November 1915 (No.1994). He embarked for France on 18 January 1917, where he was posted to B or C Squadron of the 2nd North Irish Horse Regiment.

In August-September 1917 the 2nd NIH Regiment was disbanded and most of the men were transferred to the infantry. Morton, however, was one of fourteen of the regiment who just prior to that (18 July) were transferred to the Military Mounted Police (No. P/12024).

He remained with the military police until the end of the war.