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WWI 12/1039 AWMM
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WW1 Pre 12 August 1915 AWMM A.J. Hurndall, Hamilton Road, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
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WW1 H.D. Morpeth (father), Waihi, New Zealand AWMM
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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 - Asset.co.nz- Galliolli 2779 men who lost their lives
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- 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
- 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. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). 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
|26 April 2015||Thomas Robb||Sydney||Researcher||
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