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Edward St George Gorton

Portrait from In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School], 1919[?] - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait from In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School], 1919[?] - No known copyright rest …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward St George AWMM
  • Surname
    Gorton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Edward St. George AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 4/212B AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1881 AWMM BullsManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Nora Mary Stephenson Gorton (mother), Bulls, Rangitikei, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 4/212B AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 30 November 1914 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    BulfordSalisbury AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded, gun shot wounds back and right arm May 1915 Gallipoli AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Lieutenant Colonel Edward and Nora Mary Stephenson Gorton, of Feilding.

    "Was farming in the Argentine when war broke out, but decided to give it up and sail for England, where he enlisted with the New Zealanders. He was right through the Gallipoli campaign and received a severe wound, but on recovery returned to the front and later proceeded to France, where he was killed in action on January 11th, 1918. The evening before his death he received instructions to leave for a commission in England, but asked permission to go out and finish a job he had not completed. While doing this he was instantly killed by a shell. He was in the Engineers and very keen on his work. Had he been a little less so he would in all probability be alive today." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School])

    Embarked for Gallipoli 12 April 1915

    Wounded and evacuated to Alexandria

    Returned to duty, Gallipoli 5 August 1915

    Disembarked Alexandria 26 December 1915

    Embarked for France from Alexandria 6 April 1916 AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    11 January 1918 AWMM
    Age 37 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium AWMM IV.A.22. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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