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Gerald Morpeth

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Portrait of Private Gerald Morpeth, Auckland Weekly News, 20 May 1915. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19150520-40-48. Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gerald AWMM
  • Surname
    Morpeth AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Tad AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 12/416 AWMM
    • WWII 28370 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    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.
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Waihi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 H.D. Morpeth (father), Waihi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 12 August 1914 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Law Clerk/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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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]
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    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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Death

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  • Death
    8 July 1963 AWMM
    Age 77 AWMM
    Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • 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