William Mort

Royal Field Artillery

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Unit/Regiment Royal Field Artillery
Battalion "B" Bty. 293rd Bde.
Rank Driver
Service Number 745613
Theatre of War first served in
Date of entry therein
Age at Death 22
Date of Death 21/03/1918
Burial/Memorial Favreuil British Cemetery
CWGC Family Details Son of Joseph P. and Mary Anna Mort, of 25, Ifton St., Liswerry, Newport, Mon.
Born Neath, Glamorgan
Enlisted Newport, Mon.
Resided 25, Ifton Street, Liswerry, Newport Mon
How Died Killed in action
Theatre of War Western European Theatre
Medal Entitlement British War Medal
Victory Medal
Notes Royal Field Artillery requested authority to dispose of William Mort's medals on 30/06/1922, presumably his family could not be located

William Mort's Story

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William Mort was born in Neath the eldest child of Joseph P and Mary Anna Mort in 1896. William was working at the Orb in 1911 aged just 15, he was a scrap cutter, his father also worked at the Orb.


William joined the Royal Field Artillery in March 1916. He was killed in action on 21st March 1918, he is remembered at Favreuil British Cemetery.

He left his war gratuity and his back pay to his mother Mary Anna, she received £8 10-/-. William was 22 when he died.