Saturday, 24 January 2015

Tributes as the last soldier injured in the Falklands War, Ian Morton, is laid to rest





































































THE last British soldier injured in the final minutes of the Falklands War was laid to rest in Oxfordshire yesterday.

Cowley Mini plant security worker and father-of-three Ian Morton, who died on New Year’s Eve, was described as an “unsung hero” as dozens of comrades gathered to pay tribute to him at Banbury Crematorium.

The 52-year-old was found dead in his home in Upper Heyford, near Bicester, on January 1, a day after he suffered a heart attack.

On the morning of June 14, 1982, he was hit by a grenade and shrapnel in ferocious fighting during the Battle of Mount Tumbledown.

Comrades said Mr Morton, a sniper in the Scots Guards, had been in an advanced and exposed position attacking Argentine forces when he was hit and suffered back injuries. It was half an hour before the Argentinians surrendered.

His ex-wife Karen, daughter Candice, 30, and sons Robert, 26, and Ross, 21, travelled from Scotland to be at his funeral. Current wife Rebecca and stepdaughter Sasha were also in attendance.Read More HERE R.I.P.


Original Scottish Version
Lay me doon in the caul caul groon
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun
Lay me doon in the caul caul groon
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun
When they come a wull staun ma groon
Staun ma groon al nae be afraid
Thoughts awe hame tak awa ma fear
Sweat an bluid hide ma veil awe tears
Ains a year say a prayer faur me
Close yir een an remember me
Nair mair shall a see the sun
For a fell tae a Germans gun
Lay me doon in the caul caul groon
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun
Lay me doon in the caul caul groon
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun
English Translation
Lay me down in the cold cold ground
Where before many more have gone
Lay me down in the cold cold ground
Where before many more have gone
When they come I will stand my ground
Stand my ground I’ll not be afraid
Thoughts of home take away my fear
Sweat and blood hide my veil of tears
Once a year say a prayer for me
Close your eyes and remember me
Never more shall I see the sun
For I fell to a Germans gun
Lay me down in the cold cold ground
Where before many more have gone
Lay me down in the cold cold ground
Where before many more have gone
Where before many more have gone
In memory of Sgt. Charles Stuart MacKenzie
Seaforth Highlanders
Who along with many others gave up his life
So that we can live free
We will remember them