Ernest Morton (439) as a trooper, Light Horse Regiment and 2nd Machine Gun Battalion, Egypt and France 1914-1918, interviewed by Dr Alistair Thomson

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Accession Number S01322
Collection type Sound
Measurement 4 hr 28 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette; TDK D60; AMPEX GMI-90; mono
Maker Morton, Ernest
Thomson, Alistair
Morton, Ernest
Date made 21 June 1985; 26 March 1987
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright

Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use, permission from copyright holder must be sought for commercial use
Source credit to AWM Research Grants Scheme
Description

Reasons for enlisting; training camp; Cairo; reputation of Australian soldiers; Gallipoli; wounded and evacuated to England; self-inflicted wounds; relationship between officers and men; discipline; absent without leave; prison for three weeks on Isle of Wight; sent to France as reinforcement to Machine Gunners; Pozieres; contact with family; conscription; Armistice; returning home; life after the war; commemoration; joining the Peace Movement in 1979. Note that Mr Morton was interviewed twice; the transcript for the second interview is attached to transcript for the first.

  • Listen to Ernest Morton (439) as a trooper, Light Horse Regiment and 2nd Machine Gun Battalion, Egypt and France 1914-1918, interviewed by Dr Alistair Thomson
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