Military Medal, GVI, 1939-45 Star Italy Star, Defence Medal, 1939-45 War Medal, with MiD oakleaf, 6200187 Sjt A.E. Moreton, 1st Battalion Princes Louise’s Kensington Regiment, Middlesex Regiment.
M.M. Officially impressed: “6200187 Sjt A.E Morton. Midd’x R.”
Albert Edward Moreton served during the war with the 1st Battalion Princess Louise’s Kensington Regiment, 13th London Regiment, part of the Middlesex Regiment.
Includes a large portrait photo of recipient & another original photo of 3 mounted soldiers.
Original named issue slip for Military Medal as it could not be presented in person as well as M.M. card box of issue, in larger sending box.
Original mention in despatches certificate for London Gazette 29th November 1945.
Original letter from the Infantry Record Office 1947, for the award of the MiD certificate.
Original medal issue slip for 4 medals.
Recommendation for award for his service in the Battle for the Argenta Gap:
“Sgt Moreton is Platoon Sergeant of a 4.2” Mortar Platoon, and has shown consistent courage and steadfastness throughout the Italian campaign.
As an instance, on night 16/17th April 1945 on the way up to position to support the attack on ARGENTA, two of the platoon’s vehicles containing a section of mortars were held up by very heavy shell and mortar fire 500 yards short of the position.
Sgt Moreton received an alternative route on foot for the drivers and crews and despatched them to the mortar position, and then himself drove the first vehicle through the fire and on to the position and then returned on foot and drove in the second vehicle.
All mortars were thus in action in time. Throughout the night, the position was engaged by enemy guns and mortars, but Sgt Moreton retained complete control of the situation and excellent supporting fire was given.
This N.C.O. has always been in the thick of the fighting, encouraging his men, supervising the fire, and showing a consistency of courage, leadership and devotion to duty which is beyond praise.
Recommended by Lt Col Commanding 1st Kensingtons “
West London Observer 15th March 1946:
The 1st Battalion of the Kensington Regiment is still in occupation in Spittal, in Carinthia. They are having a reasonably good time, learning to ski and skate, both on a mass scale, for they are situated in one of the finest winter-sports grounds in Europe. News is received that the first party of wives has arrvied: they call his ‘Operation Henpeck.’
Awards and Decorations have recently been made to the following members of the Kensington Regiment: — The M.C. to Maj B.V.C. Harpur and Capt R. Mitchell, M.M. to Sgt A. Moreton; while the following were Mentioned in Despatches: Maj Foxwell, Capt Shave, Lt Kendell, Capt Sandford, Lt Gray, Lt Blizard, CSM McGowan, Sgt Sewll, Sgt Kibble, AQMS Derrick, Sgt A. Moreton, LSGT Chaston, CPL A Outton, CPL Marks, Cpl Walton, Cpl Kenshaw, Pte Davy, Pte Perowitz, Pte Roxborough.”