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Morton Cole Prior

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Morton Cole AWMM
  • Surname
    Prior AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Smith AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/93 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
    Unknown AWMM London Street, Dannevirke, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs L.B. Smith, Tennyson Street, Dannevirke, 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 10/93 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • (served as PRIOR). Morton Smith was the son of Laura Beatrice Smith, of 14 Sage's Lane, Wellington, New Zealand. Native of Auckland. AWMM
    • Born 16/07/1896 in Auckland Public - Bronwyn - Other relative - 11 November 2016 - Family History


About death

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  • Death
    29 April 1915 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Anzac Day 2020 very different. However current circumstances can’t change my feelings. Anzac Day is very important to me. Your ultimate sacrifice for your country and family is remembered. Your family remembers and honours you.
    Lest we Forget
    Public - Bronwyn - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020
  • Thank you Great Uncle Morton

    Lest We Forget
    Public - Caroyn - Direct descendant - 25 April 2018
  • Great Uncle Morton it is Anzac Day 2018, a long time since you gave your life for your country. Your sacrifice has not been forgotten nor will it be. Your descendents are extremely proud of you and very humbled to be related to you.

    Public - Bronwyn - Direct descendant - 25 April 2018
  • Uncle Morton, you will be forever in our hearts. The sadness we feel at your ultimate sacrifice is only surpassed by our pride. Lest we Forget. Love from the Smith Family
    Public - Bronwyn - Other relative - 11 November 2016



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25 April 2020Bronwyn Sydney Australia Direct descendant
25 April 2018CaroynAustralia Direct descendant
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