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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: HMNZT 3
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: Military personnel file
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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