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John Morris

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  • Service number
    WWI 64097 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Jack Morris Public - Pamela Anne - Child - 29 January 2015 - Family oral history
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st Infantry Battalion of the Wellington Regiment Public - Pamela Anne - Child - 29 January 2015 - Military Personnel File.
  • Last rank
  • War
Portrait, standing in uniform (provided by Pam Childs, January 2013) - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, standing in uniform (provided by Pam Childs, January 2013) - No known copyright restrictio …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Morris AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack Morris Public - Pamela Anne - Child - 29 January 2015 - Family oral history
  • Service number
    WWI 64097 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Presbyterian Public - Pamela Anne - Child - 29 January 2015 - Member of St Andrews, Opunake

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 November 1890 AWMM BrunnertonWest Coast AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    337 Gill Street
    New Plymouth. Public - Pamela Anne - Child - 29 January 2015 - Military Personnel File, and family oral history.
  • Post war occupation
    • General Storekeeper Public - Pamela Anne - Child - 29 January 2015 - Family oral history.
    • In about 1930, he set up in business in Opunake as J. Morris General Storekeeper. Public - Pamela Anne - Child - 30 January 2015 - Family oral history.
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Mrs Annie Morris (mother), 337 Gill Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
    • Jack's mother was Ann (Annie) Morris, nee Russell. His father was William Morris. Public - Pamela Anne - Child - 29 January 2015 - Military Personnel File, Family oral history and documents.
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 16 November 1917 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM
    • John (Jack) Morris married Lilian Armstrong in New Plymouth on 7 December 1920. Lilian passed away on 5 February 1933. On 4 June 1934, in New Plymouth, he married Dorothy Lyon Clouston of Opunake. Public - Pamela Anne - Child - 29 January 2015 - Family papers (marriage certificates)

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st Infantry Battalion of the Wellington Regiment Public - Pamela Anne - Child - 29 January 2015 - Military Personnel File.
  • Service number
    WWI 64097 AWMM
  • Military service
    Jack Morris served in France and was wounded in action on 24 August 1918. Public - Pamela Anne - Child - 29 January 2015 - Military Personnel File.
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM
    • Jack was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. Public - Pamela Anne - Child - 30 January 2015 - Military Personnel File.
    • Jack was also awarded a badge of honour by the Uruti community after his return to New Zealand. Public - Pamela Anne - Child - 2 February 2015 - Family oral history

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Jack trained with the XIst Regiment of the Taranaki Rifles Reserve. Public - Pamela Anne - Child - 29 January 2015 - Military Personnel File
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 18 May 1917 AWMM
      Age 26 AWMM
      Store manager/Civilian AWMM
    • Jack Morris enlisted in the 33rd Reinforcements on 18th May, 1917. Public - Pamela Anne - Child - 29 January 2015 - Military Personnel File.
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Before he enlisted Jack Morris worked as a store manager at W F McCallum's general store in Uruti. Public - Pamela Anne - Child - 29 January 2015 - Military Personnel File, Family oral history.
  • Age on enlistment
    26 Public - Pamela Anne - Child - 29 January 2015 - Military Personnel File.

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
    Jack received a gunshot wound to the chest Public - Pamela Anne - Child - 30 January 2015 - Military Personnel File, Family oral history

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • After the war Jack was in partnership with Charlie Mourie as a general storekeeper in Waitara. In about 1930, he set up in business in Opunake as J. Morris General Storekeeper. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 June 1944 AWMM
    Age 53 AWMM
    New PlymouthTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Opunake Cemetery, Opunake, South Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM RSA Burial Plot 1803 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Opunake Cemetery, RSA Section Public - Pamela Anne - Child - 1 February 2015 - BDM NZ Death record.
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of John Morris

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  • I knew you for just a short time but you are in my heart forever. With my love, Pam.
    Public - Pamela Anne - Other Relative - 1 February 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      75: 30 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 4: Includes portrait AWMM

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02 February 2015Pamela AnneRaumati Beach, New ZealandChild

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