Morpeth - Family of Six Sons

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    liverpool annie New Member

    I'm looking for individual photos of killed/wounded/missing in the newspaper AWN 6.05.1915 but I can't find them .... can anybody else please ? any other information would also be gratefully received !!


    AWN 6.05.1915 p.38-39

    MORPETH, L/Cpl Gerald, second s/o H D Morpeth, Town Clerk of Waihi, wounded at Dardenelles. Second of three sons at the front who are on the casualty list. Prev. reported that Lt Niccol MORPETH had been slightly wounded.

    AWN 13.05.1915

    MORPETH - Of a family of six sons, Mr H D Morpeth of Waihi has given five to the Empire's service, the remaining son being under military age. Lieut Niccol MORPETH, L/Cpl Gerald MORPETH and Private Moore MORPETH, took part in the memorable landing at Gallipoli where Private Moore MORPETH was killed in action and his two brothers were wounded. When he had recovered Lieut MORPETH joined the 16th Waikatos and was promoted to Captain in Egypt. On 27 September he was wounded again at Flanders, in the leg which unfortunately had to be amputated. He is now in Roehampton Hospital awaiting the arrival of an artificial limb. L/C MORPETH returned to the front after recovery only to fall victim to typhoid fever. Upon recovery he went to France where he was shot through the leg at Flers. He is again in hospital. Lieut Allan MORPETH joined as a non-commissioned officer and will shortly leave for the front. George MORPETH who, after unsuccessful attempts to pass the medical examination in the earlier stages of the war, has now succeeded in passing and will go into the non-commissioned officers' training camp at Trentham early next year.

    AWN 07.12.1916

    MORPETH, Lieutenant Allan, killed in action on 2 October, was the eldest son of Mr H D Morpeth, town clerk of Waihi. He was one of six brothers who joined the forces.

    AWN 25.10.1917 P.23

    MORPETH, Lieutenant Allan, eldest son of Mr H D Morpeth of Waihi, has been reported missing, believed killed in action on 2 October.

    AWN 11.10.1917 p.45

    MORPETH, Lieutenant Allen, who is reported missing and believed killed, is the eldest son of H D Morpeth, Town Clerk, Waihi, one of six brothers who have joined the forces. He is an engineer and was engaged on various Government work schemes in the north and south islands. The second son, Moore MORPETH, was killed at the Gallipoli landing - Niccol MORPETH, who was wounded in France, was awarded the Military Cross, lost a leg and was invalided back to NZ - Gerald MORPETH, was wounded at Gallipoli and shot through the knee in the Somme battle. He was sent to England where he found himself incapacitated for service with the Infantry, staying for a commission in the British Royal Artillery. Sgt Major George D MORPETH and Corporal Sloan MORPETH, are at present in Waihi on their final leave.

    AWN 18.10.1917 P.18

    In Memory of
    Second Lieutenant ALLAN MORPETH

    18899, 1st Bn., Auckland Regiment, N.Z.E.F.
    who died age 33
    on 02 October 1917
    Son of Henry Douglas Morpeth and Kate Morpeth, of Waihi, New Zealand.

    Remembered with honour

    In Memory of

    12/1039, 6th (Hauraki) Coy., Auckland Regiment, N.Z.E.F.
    who died age 20
    on 25 April 1915
    Son of Henry Douglas and Kate Morpeth, of Waihl, Thames. Native of Auckland.

    Remembered with honour

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