MEMORIAL SERVICE AT MORTON
News of the death in action on January 1th of Signaler Albert Edward Wheeler , Sherwood Foresters, son of the late Mr Francis Wheeler , Chemscott Villa, Morton. The deceased soldier was a native of Morton , having been born there on June 21st 1887 ( Jubilee Day). In his younger days he was a ringer at Morton parish church , and in April 1912, he emigrated to Canada. Returning in the early part of 1914 , he was employed on the Midland Railway, being stationed at Brimington, where his wife and three children are living.
A memorial service was held at Morton Church on Sunday in memory of Signaler Wheeler and Pte Ben.Bowler, , another Sherwood, who was killed on the same day. The church was full and an impressive service was conducted by canon Prior. Suitable hymns were rendered. Miss G. Marshall sang “ Oh rest in the Lord” and at the conclusion , the orgnist ( Mr .W. Bowler) played the Dead March in “Saul”. The relatives of Sig. Wheeler present at the service were Mrs Wheeler ( widow), and three sons , John Francis , J. Henry & J. William and Walter ( brothers), Mrs Enroe, Mrs Brough & Mrs Mee and Nellie ( sisters). Mrs Wilson, Mr and Mrs G. Wilson, Mr and Mrs H. Wilson, , Mr and Mrs F. Watkinson, Mr and Mrs J. Caudwell, , Mrs J. H. Wheeler, Mr and Mrs Bennett, Mr and Mrs Richards, Mrs Haynes, A. Wheeler, E. Haynes, Mr and Mrs J. Fulwood.
Derbyshire Times: 10th February 1917 p4