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Gerald Morpeth

Portrait of Gerald (Tad) Morpeth from the Morpeth family First World War album. Image courtesy of Allan Morepeth, Kete Tauranga, Tauranga City Libraries. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Gerald (Tad) Morpeth from the Morpeth family First World War album. Image courtesy of Al …


  • 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
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 12 February 1886 AWMM AWMM
    • 1886 Public Source
  • 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


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 12 August 1914 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Law Clerk/Civilian AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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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
    _____________________________ AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    8 July 1963 AWMM
    Age 77 AWMM
    Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • 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. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). 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
    • Nominal rolls - Embarkation rolls B-force 8th infantry brigade group [New Zealand Military Forces - "B" Force - Embarkation Roll]. Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1421 (R22440171) AWMM
    • Gillespie, O. (1952). The Pacific. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 August 2019Online CenotaphNew ZealandOther
18 May 2018DaleAucklandResearcher
17 December 2016AllanRotoruaResearcher
22 February 2016AllanNew ZealandDirect descendant

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