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Wharekonehu Morgan

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Photograph of Sergeant Wharekonehu Morgan with his wife 'Butch' taken at a Senior NCOs dinner and Dance at the Wos and sgts Mess in the mid 1970, photographed by Howard Chamberlain. Image kindly provided by Howard Chamberlain (February 2019). Image subject to copyright restrictions.

Photograph of Sergeant Wharekonehu Morgan with his wife 'Butch' taken at a Senior NCOs dinner and Da …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wharekonehu AWMM
  • Surname
    Morgan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Wally AWMM
    • W. Morgan AWMM
    • Walter Wharekonehu AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 41774 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 November 1939 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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

Embarkations

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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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  • Known as Wally. GSM 1962 Medal, Borneo clasp issued 16 Nov 1966. Also South Vietnam pair. Cpl, Tpt NCO SME circa 1972-76. Later Tpt Sgt, 2 Field Squadron RNZE. The RNZE team working on civil aid tasks at that stage on Guadalcanal and was out on a morning PT run along the road to the Honiara Airport. Wally was the rear man some 35 metres behind the Troop as a ‘safety’ man ready to warn troops that a vehicle was coming. Killed in a road accident during PT in Solomon Islands 1 Aug 80 by unlicensed driver in an unlicensed taxi. Survived by wife whom we knew in our close group as ‘Butch’ and two children. His body was repatriated and is interred in the Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North. Later entitled to NZOSM, NZDefSM.

    GSM 1962 Medal, Borneo clasp issued 16 Nov 1966. Also South Vietnam pair. Cpl, Tpt NCO SME circa 1972-76. Later Tpt Sgt,  2 Field Squadron RNZE. The RNZE team working on civil aid tasks at that stage on Guadalcanal and was out on a morning PT run along the road to the Honiara Airport. Wally was the rear man some 35 metres behind the Troop as a ‘safety’ man ready to warn troops that a vehicle was coming. Killed in a road accident during PT in Solomon Islands 1 Aug 80 by unlicensed driver in an unlicensed taxi. Survived by wife and two children. His body was repatriated and is interred in the Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North. Later entitled to NZOSM, NZDefSM. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    1 August 1980 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    Age 40 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Plot 063, Block 005, Kelvin Grove Cemetery and Crematorium AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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