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Garland Oswald Morgan

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Garland Oswald AWMM
  • Surname
    Morgan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 4/558 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 February 1892 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Bealey Street, Saint Albans, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mary Amelia Morgan, 35 Wilson Street, Hawera, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 4/558 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Clerk AWMM
    CanterburyNew Zealand AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
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  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

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  • Only son of Tom and Mary Amelia Henry Morgan, of Hawera.

    Queen Elizabeth II Army Memorial Museum, Waiouru, holds the 1915 Diary of Garland Morgan (RV3281). AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    11 May 1915 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Quinn's Post Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM A.27. AWMM
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  • Obituary
    • Sapper G. O. Morgan, Field Engineers, who is reported to have been killed in action at the Dardanelles, was a native of Taranaki, and was about 25 years of age. He was a member of the Post and Telegraph staff at Wellington, and was a keen hockey player and swimming devotee. (Auckland Weekly News, 3 June 1915, p. 20) AWMM
    • The Following is from the publication De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour - MORGAN, GARLAND OSWALD, Sapper, No. 4/558, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, only son of Tom Henry Morgan, of Hawera, New Zealand, by his wife, Mary, daughter of Daniel Nuttall; born Hawera, New Zealand, 14 December 1902; educated there; was Head Clerk in the Old Age Pension Department, Christchurch; enlisted 18 August 1914; left with the main body for Egypt the following October; proceeded to Gallipoli 25 April, 1915, and was killed in action at Monash Gully by a sniper 11 May following. Buried in the Monash Gully . At about 4 a.m., 11 May, 1915, a squad including Sapper Morgan was sent out to lay a loop on the line. Sapper Morgan had been on duty all night, and was really entitled to a rest, but he practically begged to be allowed to carry out this dangerous mission. He had only been away about 20 minutes when a member of the squad tapped the wire with his portable telephone, and intimated that Morgan had been shot through the heart by sniper. An officer wrote "Sapper Morgan was always ready to tackle any work at any time. He was equally good as a Sapper or Driver, and was very highly thought of by the officers commanding the company." Public - Vincent - Researcher - 14 December 2020 - De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour
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  • For King and Country, foreign lands - Egypt for sure
    lured with the promise of adventure, our finest all volunteered for war
    Suez, Cairo and Dardanelle
    it was soon to be a living hell!
    As a new day dawned and wind blew in from the sea
    brave ANZAC souls landed at Gallipoli
    Bullets, death, flies and dysentery
    was the norm for what seemed like eternity
    Monash Gulley, Chunuk Bair and Quinn’s Post
    places that are remembered most
    But for us there is one left behind
    he gave his life and for this Garland will be forever in our mind
    Public - Andrew - Other relative - 18 April 2022



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18 April 2022AndrewPukekoheOther relative
09 November 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
18 December 2020VincentAberlour, ScotlandResearcher
26 September 2019AndrewAuckland, NZOther

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