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Bennett John Morris

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Bennett John AWMM
  • Surname
    Morris AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    12/2398 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    31 May 1894 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra WaitaraTaranaki Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Rotokohu, Karangahake, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J.B. Morris (father), Rotakahu Road, Karangahake, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 June 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    12/2398 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Africa Star (8th Army clasp) AWMM
      Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No 30448, 28 December 1917. AWMM
    • Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) AWMM
      'In recognition of valuable services rendered with the Forces in France during the present War.' - 'London Gazette', 3rd Supplement, No 30750- 17/06/1918 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      148 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Joined Auckland Infantry Bn, Gallipoli, 14 August 1915.
    Admitted to NZ Field Ambulance, 21 August1915 (gastro-enteritis), and transferred same day to 16th Casualty Clearing Station; to 18th Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 22 August 1915 (enteritis); to England, 18 September 1915, and admitted to 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester, 27 September 1915; transferred to NZ Base, Hornchurch, 13 January 1916.
    Joined 2nd Bn, Auckland Infantry Regiment, Moascar, 13 March 1916.
    Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, France (date indecipherable).
    Attached to 1st Australian Tunnelling Company, 30 June 1916.
    Found guilty, 10 July 1916, of insubordination: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.
    Appointed Temporary Lance Corporal, 27 December 1916; Lance Corporal, 19 April 1917; promoted Corporal, 10 June 1917.
    Detached to School of Instruction, 14 August 1917; rejoined Bn, 31 August 1917.
    Promoted Sergeant, 3 November 1917.
    Mentioned in Despatches.
    Wounded in action, 3 February 1918 (gassed), and admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to 64th Casualty Clearing Station; discharged to duty, and rejoined Bn, in the field, 9 February 1918.
    Admitted to NZ Reinforcements Field Ambulance, 1 March 1918 (scabies), and transferred to 1/3 West Riding Field Ambulance; discharged to duty, 6 March 1918.
    Awarded Meritorious Service Medal.
    Admitted to No 1 NZ Field Ambulance, 13 June 1918 (disease of framework of nose), and transferred to No 3 Canadian General Hospital, Doullens; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 28 June 1918; to No 6 General Hospital, Rouen, 2 July 1918; to England, 7 July 1918, and admitted to No 1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst, 8 July 1918; transferred to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 3 September 1918; discharged to NZ Command Depot, Codford, 19 October 1918.
    Admitted to No 3 NZ General Hospital, Codford, 21 October 1918 (bronchitis).
    Commenced return to New Zealand from London on board HMNZT 'Ruahine', 8 December 1918; disembarked Auckland; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service on account of illness contracted on Active Service), 11 April 1919.
    Total war service: 4 years 56 days (of which 3 years 222 days were abroad) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

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