Thursday June 22nd, 1944
MORTON – McGRATH
On June 15, at Bedwas Parish Church, First Lieutenant David Gail, youngest
son of Mr and the late Mrs Charles Morton, Jessups, Maryland, USA, to Elaine
Jessica, second daughter of Mr and Mrs McGrath, 58 James Street, Trethomas.
April 24th, 1946
Welsh Widow Kept Secret Sorrow
After many months in hospital following the shock of the death of her
husband, Captain David Morton, a troop carrier pilot of the American Air
Force, in the Battle of the Bulge, on December 27th, 1944, Mrs Elaine
Morton, of Trethomas has arrived at the home of her husband’s parents, Mr
and Mrs Charles Morton of Jessup, Maryland.
She sailed alone in her cabin on the United States liner Washington, too
sensitive to tell any but one of the 649 wives who went with her that she
had no husband to meet her when she arrived in America. “I didn’t want
sympathy from anybody,” said Mrs Morton, a former Army Territorial Services
pay clerk, who had been married for only 4 months to Captain Morton.
In a letter home Mrs Morton stated that when she arrived at Pennsylvania
Station she was met by her father-in-law and received a hearty welcome,
which was “crowned with a warm kiss,” she added.
Mrs Morton is the daughter of Mr and Mrs George McGrath of James Street,
Elaine Jessica (McGrath) Morton; Trethomas, Gwent, South Wales > Jessups, Maryland
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