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Garland Oswald Morgan

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • 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
  • Religion

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

Service

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
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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
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Clerk AWMM
    CanterburyNew Zealand AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • 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

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

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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