Eric Reginald Morton was born in Ballarat and was a Clerk by trade when he enlisted in the 22nd Company Australian Army Service Corps Reinforcements on 26 October 1916 at the age of 19. His unit disembarked at Plymouth on 28 July 1917. He reached Plymouth, England, in July but illness forced him to hospital for much of August. In February 1918 he crossed to France with the 4th Division Ammunition Column with whom he served out the last year of the war. While awaiting return to Australia he contracted influenza, and was listed as dangerously ill in February 1919. Once recovered, he returned to Australia on the Chemnitz and disembarked at Melbourne on September 5th 1919.
His brother, George Frederick Morton (Tree No. 417) also served.
Tree No. 2539