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Full Name
Garland Oswald Morgan
Rank Last Held
Sapper
Forename(s)
Garland Oswald
Surname
Morgan
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
4/558
Date of Birth
14 February 1892
Religion
Methodist
First Known Rank
Sapper
Occupation before Enlistment
Clerk
Next of Kin
Mrs Mary Amelia Morgan, 35 Wilson Street, Hawera, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Bealey Street, Saint Albans, New Zealand
Military District
Canterbury
Body on Embarkation
Main Body
Embarkation Unit
Field Engineers
Embarkation Date
16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Maunganui
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll
516
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Engineers
Place of Death
Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of Death
11 May 1915
Age at Death
22
Year of Death
1915
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Quinn's Post Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey
Grave Reference
A.27.
Obituary
"Sapper G. O. Morgan, Field Engineers, who is reported to have been killed in action at the Dardanelles, was a native of Taranaki, and was about 25 years of age. He was a member of the Post and Telegraph staff at Wellington, and was a keen hockey player and swimming devotee." (Auckland Weekly News, 3 June 1915, p. 20)
Biographical Notes
Only son of Tom and Mary Amelia Henry Morgan, of Hawera.
Description of Image
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915
Archives NZ source
Further References
Queen Elizabeth II Army Memorial Museum, Waiouru, holds the 1915 Diary of Garland Morgan (RV3281).
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Boyack, N. (1989). Behind the lines : the lives of New Zealand soldiers in the First World War. Wellington, N.Z.: Allen & Unwin/Port Nicholson Press.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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