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Richard Grosvenor Morgan

Sergeant-Pilot R G Morgan, of Timaru, previously reported missing, now confirmed prisoner and wounded. Image kindly provided by the Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19410910-34-5. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Sergeant-Pilot R G Morgan, of Timaru, previously reported missing, now confirmed prisoner and wounde …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard Grosvenor AWMM
  • Surname
    Morgan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ402339 AWMM
    • WWII 402339 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 March 1914 Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr H. Morgan, Magistrate's Court, Timaru AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot AWMM
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • In August 1941, Warrant Officer Morgan was the Pilot on a Welligton IC with the 75 Squadron, the crew were bomb marshalling yards at Mannehiem, in the Middle of the North Sea and were returning when they were shot up by Hon MEII0, and had to Bellyflop dur to loss of fuel and aircraft damage. The crew spent 6 Days in the dinghy, and were picked up by a German Minelayer off the Dutch Coast. (Goldfish Club). Shortly afterwards, Morgan was reported missing on air operations, and later confirmed to be Prisoner of War. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    1997 Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
    'Prisoner of War' Gisbourne Herald, 5 September 1941
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Goldfish Club, New Zealand Branch. The Goldfish Club: Roll of Honour 1954 - 2003. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2004/32. AWMM
      MS-2004-32 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      p.593 AWMM

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