Also known as
- WWI 12/416 AWMM
- WWII 28370 AWMM
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The Waiheathens at Gallipoli
(WORD, 197.5 KB)
Written transcription of Diary
Public - Allan - Direct descendant - 22 February 2016 - Family diaries and letters
The 'Waiheathens' at Gallipoli
(PDF, 2.53 MB)
Collection of photographs of Waiheathens at Gallipoli, transcribed by Allan Morpeth
Public - Online Cenotaph - 20 August 2019 - Allan Morpeth
12 February 1886 AWMM AWMM
Date of birth
1886 Public - Dale - Researcher - 17 May 2018 - Officer's Book, 14th Brigade, N.Z.E.F.I.P.
Place of birth
Auckland, New Zealand Public - Dale - Researcher - 17 May 2018 - Officer's Book, 14th Brigade, N.Z.E.F.I.P.
Address before enlistment
WW1 Waihi, 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 (18899) killed in 1917; George Douglas (44944); Gerald (12/416); Moore (12/1039) killed in 1915; Robert Nicoll (12/295) and Sloan (48797).
The Auckland Museum Library's manuscripts collection holds a typescript of the diary and letters of Gerald Morpeth, compiled and transcribed by his son, Allan Philip Morpeth. [Ref. MS 2010/22]
Gerald Morpeth – 1886-1960
Gerald was one of 6 sons of Henry Douglas and Kate Morpeth of Waihi who enlisted from the Hauraki Regiment for WW1. The others were named Allan, George, Moore, Robert and Sloan. Both Allan and Moore were killed while overseas. Mr Douglas senior was the Town Clerk in Waihi for 16 years.
The diaries and letters of Gerald’s service at Gallipoli have been compiled and transcribed by his son Allan Philip into a publication ‘The Waiheathens” held at Auckland War Memorial Museum Library filed under MS 2010/22.
Above biography was transcribed, researched and written by Margaret Nash of Panmure Branch of NZSG
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- 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
- Morpeth, Allan Philip. The "Waiheathens" at Gallipoli. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2010/22. 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
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