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Moore Morpeth

Portrait of Private Moore Morpeth, Auckland Weekly News, 24 June 1915. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19150624-39-41. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Private Moore Morpeth, Auckland Weekly News, 24 June 1915. Sir George Grey Special Colle …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Moore AWMM
  • Surname
    Morpeth AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/1039 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 12 August 1915 AWMM A.J. Hurndall, Hamilton Road, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 H.D. Morpeth (father), Waihi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    1915 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/1039 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 12 August 1915 AWMM Law Clerk/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

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    • Son of Henry Douglas Morpeth and Kate Morpeth, of Waihi.

      Six brothers served in World War 1: Allan (1889) killed in 1917; George Douglas (44944); Gerald (12/416); Moore (12/1039) killed in 1915; Robert Nicoll (12/295) and Sloan (48797).

      Member of the Titirangi Golf Club. AWMM
    • MORPETH, Moore (Pte)
      Auckland Infantry Battalion; 6 Hauraki Coy; Serial no. 12/1039
      Killed in action Sun Apr 25 1915, age 20
      KIA 25.4.15 during the Battle of the Landing on the slopes of Baby 700, aged 20 yrs; Reported wounded 25.4.15; When pushed back by Turks on the slopes of Baby 700, an Australian was struck down near him so Morpeth went to his assistance. He was attending to the wounded man when he was hit by a bullet which paralysed him. His comrades were forced to fall back and the next day when the same ground was retaken he was found dead; Born Auckland 10.5.94; Attended Waihi District High School; Was studying law in Auckland when war broke out; NOK F: (youngest son of) Henry Douglas (M: Kate) Morpeth, Town Clerk, Waihi, Bay of Plenty; B: 12/416 Pte Gerald Morpeth, AIB, also served on Gallipoli; B: 12/295, 2 Lieut. Robert Nicoll Morpeth, AIB, also served on Gallipoli; Lone Pine Mem. (72) Public - Marion - Researcher - 29 December 2017 - Galliolli 2779 men who lost their lives
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About death

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  • Death
    25 April 1915 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
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  • Memorial name
    • Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM
    • St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church, 65 Jervois Rd, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Remembered with love and sadness by my gt.aunt Alexa Gordon-Cumming (married name Goyder) till the end of her life.
    Public - Thomas Robb - Researcher - 26 April 2015



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Morpeth, T. (2008). The "Waiheathens" at Gallipoli. Waihi, N.Z.: A.P. Morpeth. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2010-22. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 518 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. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
    • Scadden, J. (2018). Broken branches : New Zealand families who lost three or more children in the Great War. AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM
    • Hickford, Paul, They Marched to War, 2019, pp. 18, 271 & 272. Public - Paul - Researcher - 28 April 2021 - Tribute to Bank of New Zealand staff and their family members who served in WWI.


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28 April 2021PaulWest Auckland, New ZealandResearcher
29 December 2017MarionBrisbane AustraliaResearcher
21 October 2016AllanRotoruaResearcher
26 April 2015Thomas RobbSydneyResearcher

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