Pilot Officer Edgar Elliot MORTON

New Zealander who left from Australia to serve in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 40635 (RAF)
Born: Location, Date unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: 1937
Unit: No. 103 Squadron (RAF), Betheniville, France
Died: Air Operations: The First Ten Months (No. 103 Squadron Battle aircraft P2193), Belgium, 12 May 1940, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Senseruth (Curfoz) Communal Cemetery, Luxembourg, Belgium
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Portlock Morton and Lucy Elizabeth Morton, of Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
Roll of Honour: Unknown

Pilot Officer Morton was born and raised in New Zealand and later worked in Sydney, from where he left for the UK and joined the RAF in 1937.

At 1630 hours on 12 May 1940, Battle P2193 took off from Betheniville to attack Bouillon, Belgium. The aircraft crashed near Sensenruth in the target area and both crew members were killed.

The crew members of P2193 were:

Pilot Officer Edgar Eric Morton (40635) (RAF) (Pilot)
Aircraftman Class I Alexander Strachan Ross (61376) (RAF) (Air Gunner)


Chorley W R, Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, Volume 1 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1939-1940, Midland Counties Publications UK, 1992
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Newton, Dennis First Impact, Banner Books, Maryborough QLD 4650, 1997

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