John Morton joined the army on 19th July 1916 and after training was drafted to the Western front. He was involved in severe fighting on the Somme front during October 1916. In April 1917 he was reported as missing and is believed to have lost his life during the fighting that took place around the town of Arras on that date. He was awarded the General Service medal and the Victory medal.
He lived on The Green, Milton Malsor.