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Robert Nicoll Morpeth

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  • Service number
    12/295 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Nick AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Captain AWMM
  • War
    • Regular Military Service AWMM
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Portrait, wounded - No known copyright restrictions
Portrait, wounded - No known copyright restrictions AWMM

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Nicoll AWMM
  • Surname
    Morpeth AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Nick AWMM
  • Service number
    12/295 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM
      Unknown military district AWMM
    • WW1 Banker AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Bank manager AWMM
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1910 Queen's Hotel, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • H.D. Morpeth (father), Waihi, New Zealand AWMM
    • H.D. Morpeth (father), Waihi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 Oct 1914 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    • Regular Military Service AWMM
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
      Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    12/295 AWMM
  • Military service
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Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      MM. 1916 AWMM
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      London Gazette 01/01/1917 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 1910 AWMM
    • WW1 1914 AWMM
      Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

    Embarkations

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    • Embarkation details
      • WW1 16 Oct 1914-3 December 1914 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 8 or HMNZT 12 AWMM
        Vessel was Star of India or Waimana AWMM
        Second Lieutenant AWMM
        Auckland Infantry Battalion AWMM
        Main Body AWMM
      • WW1 08 Jan 1916-8 February 1916 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 37 AWMM
        Vessel was Maunganui AWMM
        Second Lieutenant AWMM
        9th Reinforcements Auckland Infantry Battalion, A Company AWMM
        New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM

    Prisoner of war

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    • Capture details
    • Days interned
    • Liberation date
    • POW liberation details
    • POW serial number

    Medical history

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    • Medical notes
      Other, WWI AWMM
      Nature of Injury: Loss left leg
      Pension: 32/-
      Percent of disability: [Not stated]
      Source: New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100% AWMM

    Last known rank

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    • Last rank
      WW1 1 July 1917 AWMM
      Captain AWMM

    Biographical information

    Biographical information

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    • Son of Henry Douglas Morpeth and Kate Morpeth, of Waihi

      Six brothers served in World War 1: Allan (18899) killed in 1917; George Douglas (44944); Gerald (12/416); Moore (12/1039) killed in 1915; Robert Nicoll (12/295) and Sloan (48797).
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      Robert Nicoll Morpeth – 1891-1959

      Robert, often called Nick, was the 4th son of Henry and Kate Morpeth. In the papers of 1915 it listed him as dangerously ill after a bullet wound in the left arm. He was wounded again and had his leg amputated. He was awarded the Military Cross in the New Year Honours of 1917.

      He was employed in the bank and is buried in Kelvin Grove Cemetery in Palmerston North.

      Above biography was transcribed, researched and written by Margaret Nash of Panmure Branch of NZSG
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      Present address (as listed in New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%): Morrinsville AWMM
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    Death

    About death

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    • Age at death
      67 AWMM
    • Date of death
      28 September 1959 AWMM
    • Cause of death
    • Place of death
      Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
    • Death notes
      Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand AWMM
    • Cemetery name
      Cremated at Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
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    Sources

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    • External links
    • Documents
      • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
        Vol1: 518 AWMM
      • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
        21: 13 AWMM
      • Morpeth, T. (2008). The "Waiheathens" at Gallipoli. Waihi, N.Z.: A.P. Morpeth.Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2010-22. AWMM
        Includes portraits AWMM
      • New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%, compiled from returns supplied by the Commissioner of Pensions, in respect to: a) Permanent War Pensions, and from returns supplied by the Director-General of Medical Services, regarding: b) Discharged and undischarged hospital patients, assessed as suffering permanent disability, but not yet in receipt of a pension at date (28-4-20). New Zealand. Director-General of Medical Services. NZ Times Co. (Printer). AWMM
      • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
        Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM