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Charles Edward Collins Morgan

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Edward Collins AWMM
  • Surname
    • Morgan AWMM
    • Morgan Public - Andrea - Other relative - 25 February 2023 - NZ BDM: Birth 1884/2139
      NZ BDM: Death 1918/62819
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Charles Edward Collins Morgan AWMM
    • Charles Edward Collins AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 10/1295 AWMM
    • South African 5226 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 November 1883 NZWGT
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Bridge Hotel, Wallingford, Central Hawke's Bay, New Zealand Public - Andrea - Other relative - 25 February 2023 - Family history
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 22 October 1914 AWMM Hastings, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs H. Harrison, Hastings Street South, Napier, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Married 5 September 1917, to Lilian Emily Holden Campbell Smeeton, in London England. Public - Andrea - Other relative - 25 February 2023 - Copy of Marriage Certificate


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      MC. London Gazette, 9 January 1918, p. 662: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a hostile raid on our trenches. In the face of the heaviest shelling he organised a party and led it up the trench, driving the enemy out of the position. Two days later he commanded a portion of our raiding party, and displayed splendid leadership and fearlessness in attempting to capture the enemy strongpost, which he could have done had there been sufficient time. He went forward repeatedly regardless of his own safety, doing everything that was possible for a man to do, and when operations were over he carried a wounded man back 500 yards under severe machine gun fire AWMM
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      London Gazette 26/09/1917 AWMM
    • Imperial South African War Clasp (Cape Colony) 1906 Public - Andrea - Other relative - 19 March 2023 -

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • 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
    05 Oct 1917 {Age 33} AWMMDied of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
    Wounded in action (gunshot wound, right thigh with compound fractureof femur) on 5 October, 1917. Died of wounds on the same day at 3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station after being transferred from 3 New Zealand Field Ambulance. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of the Charles Edward and Ada Rose Harrison Morgan, of Napier, New Zealand; husband of Lilian E. Collins-Morgan, of 70, Sheen Park, Richmond, Surrey, England

      Listed as Morgan C.E.C., MC, 2nd Lieutenant 26/8/1916, Wellington Regiment, Auckland Regiment

      Attested 22/10/1914

      Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 26/8/1916

      Struck off strength 5/10/1917, died of wounds France in the List of Commissioned Officers who served in the NZEF. Studholme p. 220

      Listed at Archives New Zealand; and BDM births with surnameMorgan. Listed as Collins-Morgan in later life

      Previously employed as Electrician by Havelock North Town Board AWMM
    • Correction to parents' names: Son of Ada Rose [Morgan] Harrison (nee Collins) and the late Charles Edwin Morgan Public - Andrea - Other relative - 1 December 2021 - Family History
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About death

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  • Death
    5 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM III. A. 8. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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19 March 2023AndreaNew ZealandOther relative
02 January 2017AllanRotoruaResearcher

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