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William Arthur Morgan

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Morgan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    8 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1875 AWMM ManutahiTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr E.J. Morgan, Kaimate Road, Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Paardeberg AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    8 AWMM
  • Military service
    Hawera Mounted Rifles, 1894 AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa Farmer/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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Morgan was one of only seven from the 1 NZMR in the Diamond Jubilee Contingent for Queen Victoria in 1897. (Stowers, p.150)

    He joined the Orange River Colony Provisional Mounted Police at Bloemfontein in May of 1900, under Major Lorimer for seven months. (Stowers, p.150)

    Morgan returned to New Zealand aboard the S.S. 'Orient' and spent some time as an instructor to the Wanganui District Mounted Corps. He later joined the "B" Squadron North Island Regiment 8 NZMR as Lieutenant, departing from Auckland on the S.S. 'Surrey' in February 1902. On his return to New Zealand he was appointed to the Defence Staff as Sergeant-Major; Mounted Drill Instructor at Palmerston North; in charge of the 3 Battalion. He was also a Mounted Instructor in the South Island for several years. (Stowers, p.150)

    Morgan farmed in Mount Somers District where he resided until his death in Christchurch.

    Father was named Edmund James Morgan. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    31 August 1927 AWMM
    Age 72 AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Ashburton Cemetery, Bremners Road and Seafield Road, Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM Area 12, Row A AWMM
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