The Morton Brother's Lusitania


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I have always been fascinated about the background lifes of these two brother's Leslie and John, both of whom were lucky enough to have survivied the Lusitania.

Can anybody provide more information on how their lifes were effected after the Lusitania incident?

Thanks in advance for your co-operation!

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Andrew W.
 

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I am not shoer if it was Leslie or John but one of them had 2 kids. i think John died in 1947 or 1948 and Leslie in 1943 or 1944. You might want to ask somebody at http://www.lusitania.net they might know more. Hope it helps
 

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Hello Andrew
I came across this while looking at old threads and hope I can help you.
The information about Leslie dying in 1972 is
erroneous. That Leslie Morton was obviously too young to have been the same Leslie Morton on the Lusitania. The real Leslie Morton died summer of 1968 at age 72 in Surrey Mid. His book came out about the same time. He said, in the book, that Gwyers were going to appear again after the sinking, but in my edition they do not. I wonder if he was too sick to finish the book.
 
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A long time since I called and checked this thread I left way back in 2002. A big thank you to everybody involved.

A.W.
 

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The funny thing, Andrew, is that he couldn't seem to remember the exact name of his Naiad crewmate who was with him on the Lusitania.
In his 1915 testimony he calls him, correctly, Arthur Graham Elliott, then by the 50s and 60s it is either Jo Elliott or Bill Elliot.
 
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Michael - very interesting. My knowledge on the Luistania came to my attention rather swiftly. Ironically in the year of 1972, and whilst standing patiently in the queue I just about managed to gather up the last few pennies of my pocket money which came to the grand total of twenty pence. I purchase that new magazine at the local newsagent in Romsey. That newsagents along Latimer Street, continues trading to this day.

However and forgive my boldness, but I am rather confused on what you mean by - Surrey Mid.?

I only know off one county in my country as Surrey.

So his book came out in the same year of his death. Is that title still available as a secondhand copy do you know?

Best wishes

A.W.
 

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Hello Andrew,
I looked at the death record, it says, "Surrey Mid". Does that mean Midlands? I am afraid, I do not know what it means. Yes, the book is very easy to find. I've seen it many times on www.bookfinder.com
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Hi Andrew, hope this is of use,

John Clifford Morton died aged 48 on the 6th June 1943 whilst serving as a Lietenant in the Royal Naval Reserves with HMS Asbury. He is buried at Tinton Falls, Monmouth Memorial Park, Plot 186 (SE)Block 9 Section A.
Administration to settle the will of John Morton was made at Llandudno on the 22nd of September 1943 and was awarded to Marjorie Morton (Widow)
value of the estate was £1050.00.
His last known address was Coed-Y-Maeu, Meiford, Montgomeryshire

Cliff
 
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Hello Cliff,

Many thanks for adding more of your research to this thread.

I'm only starting to find my feet again and on some occasions I tent to miss the extras of what is usually submitted. So forgive my absence for not acknowledging your reply straightaway.

It's strange because on Tuesday of this week, I was actually down at the Southampton Archives Dept, compiling more of the details that focuses directly upon the Relief Fund. For me, this is a new territory of discoveries which is gradually uncovering many more of those unknown secret's of the past. Some of those secret's we will never know, as a vast amount of the paperwork was destroyed between the years of 1963 and 1964.

It may even come as a surprise to you, but in the year of 1916, a directive from the Mansion House was delivered with the intentions of seeking the advice of the Southampton Committee, and asking them for their major support dealing with "Certain Cases" that are related to the Lusitania. I am please to say that the Southampton Committee did agree, and thus what survives in the various pages of the Minute Book's (notably with Book 2) are quite an eye-opener.

If you want to write to me privately, I am more than willing to send you an attachment on what I have managed to find so far.

As oppose to Morton's autobiography, when I am in the right frame of mood, then I will put out the feelers to acquire his side of the story.

Take care as I'm sure we'll speak later.

A.W.
 
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Hi I was interested to read your messages about the Morton brothers. They were my grand mother's older brothers.
 
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