2nd Corporal EDWARD St. GEORGE GORTON
Service Number 4/212/B
Unit No.1 Field Coy. New Zealand Engineers
Buried at YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY
Son of Lt.Col. Edward Gorton.
Was farming in the Argentine when war broke out, but decided to give it up and sail for England, where he enlisted with the New Zealanders. He was right through the Gallipoli campaign and received a severe wound, but on recovery returned to the front and later proceeded to France, where he was killed in action on January 11th, 1918. The evening before his death he received instructions to leave for a commission in England, but asked permission to go out and finish a job he had not completed. While doing this he was instantly killed by a shell. He was in the Engineers and very keen on his work. Had he been a little less so he would in all probability be alive today