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Edward George Russell Morley

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward George Russell AWMM
  • Surname
    Morley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ417091 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    • Unknown AWMM Married AWMM
    • Married to:
      Nancy Emerald May Morley Public - Asher - Direct descendant - 14 June 2017 -


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidental death on active service AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Edward Morley was the son of Frederick Thomas Morley and Edith Morley (Parker) of Hastings.

    Husband of Nancy Emerald May Morley of Hastings.

    Was on board a Tiger Moth IINZ736 taking in part in dual instruction when during a simulated engine failure exercise at Harris Field, West Eyerton, the plane rolled over and crashed at 1010 hours. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    7 January 1943 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    HarewoodChristchurch AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hastings Cemetery, Orchard Road, Hastings, New Zealand AWMM 401.M. North side Row 6 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • My Great grandfathers brother, great to know a bit more about him and his career in the Military!
    Public - Asher - Direct descendant - 14 June 2017
  • My grandfather. His children and grandchildren never got to know him.
    Public - Brenda Yvonne - Other Relative - 26 April 2015



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  • External links
    • Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
      Sources Used
    • Photograph (ref: SW1923-1965.00697 ) held by Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth, New Zealand : - Please do not reproduce without permission from Puke Ariki. Contact for more information.
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14 June 2017AsherNgaruawahia New ZealandDirect descendant
26 April 2015Brenda YvonneNew ZealandOther Relative
25 April 2015Kerry MicheleHavelock North New ZealandOther Relative