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John Morris

Portrait, John Morris in WW1 uniform. - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, John Morris in WW1 uniform. - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Morris AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 24/1756 AWMM
    • 812031 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 June 1894 AWMM MatakoheNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 18 October 1915 AWMM Ararua, Matakohe, New Zealand AWMM
    • Pre 1940 AWMM Ararua, Matakohe, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • James Morris (father), Ararua, Matakohe, Kaipara, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs C.D. Morris (wife), Ararua, Matakohe, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • France and Germany (TBC) AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • Le Quesnoy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 24/1756 AWMM
    • 812031 AWMM
  • Military service
    Territorials -15th Mounted Rifles Regiment AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 4 1/4 inches AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fresh AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted No.2 Australian General Hospital at Marseilles on 17 April 1916 with appendicitis. Reported 'Dangerously ill' on 20 April 1916. Removed from Danger List on 01 May 1916. Transferred to No. 2 Convalescence Depot, Marseilles, on 27 May 1916. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted to No. 24 General Hospital, Etaples, with ventral hernia on 22 July 1916. Embarked on SS 'Newhaven' for England on 23 July 1916 for operation on hernia. Admitted Military Hospital, Hammersmith, on 28 July 1916. Admitted to NZ Convalescence Camp, Hornchurch, on 29 August 1916. Attached strength Convalescence Depot, Codford, on 13 September 1916. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted No. 1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst, on 15 December 1916. Transferred to NZ Convalescence Hospital, Hornchurch, on 30 January 1917, and again on 08 March 1917. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served 4 years during WW1

    The Auckland Museum Library's manuscripts collection contains a field telegram, dated 11 November 1918, said to have been delivered by Rifleman John Morris, who was acting as the Brigade runner, to the New Zealand Rifle Brigade at Fontaine-au-Pire (15 miles from Le Quesnoy), containing the order to cease hostilities at 1100 hours that same day. A photograph of Morris in uniform is also included. [Ref. MS 886]

    He was attested 13 June 1940. Entered Camp 10 December 1941.

    Served from 10. 12.1941 to 18.9.42; then from 5.10.42 to 29.3.43.; a total of 1 year, 32 days.

    Private Morris remained in NZ for the duration of his WWII service

    At time of death his Next of Kin was his wife Mrs C.D. Morris of 17 Scott Road, Manurewa. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    6 January 1970 AWMM
    Age 77 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Proud of my Grandfather and his efforts during and after the war.Men like him give us our freedom today.
    Public - Murray Ian - Direct descendant - 29 April 2019
  • From the stories I hear from family and the history I read here I know you were a great man and much loved. Wish I had a chance to meet you. From your great grandson.
    Public - Thomas - Direct descendant - 11 November 2015
  • A much loved Uncle, and loved brother of Florrie. John was one of 13 children.
    Public - Noeline - Other Relative - 18 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      16: 9 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Pugsley, C. (2018). Le Quesnoy, 1918 : New Zealand's Last Battle. Auckland, New Zealand : Oratia. AWMM
    • Morris, John. Papers relating to war service, 1918. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 886. AWMM
    • The Le Quesnoy Campaign research was undertaken by the New Zealand Society of Genealogists as part of the development of New Zealand Liberation Museum - Te Arawhata (Le Quesnoy France). This research project was led by CJ Barbour (NZSG), BI Silvester, HH Farrant (NZMHS) with the support of NZSG volunteers (2022). The individuals included in this research data set were verified as serving in Le Quesnoy. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
29 April 2019Murray IanUPPER COOMERADirect descendant
11 November 2015ThomasBrisbane, AustraliaDirect descendant
18 April 2015Noeline HamiltonOther Relative
14 April 2015Helene Pukekohe Other Relative

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