Topic: George (Chap) Morpeth CSM (1889-1950)

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This description of George (Chap) Morpeth CSM (1889-1950) was in the introduction of Allan Philip Morpeth's book,The “Waiheathens” at Gallipoli.

George Morpeth

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Enlisted 9th Jan 1916 with 1st Battalion Auckland Infantry.

He had previously been a battery worker for the Grand Junction Gold Company at Waihi. Achieving the rank of Corporal at entry, he was promoted 6 months later to Company Sergeant Major. A very rapid promotion and one he must have found onerous. In November 1917 he was posted overseas and reverted to the rank of Sergeant on 8th January 1918, to Corporal on 20th February, and whilst serving in France in April to Lance Corporal, at his own request. In the same month he was badly wounded in the chest. Returned to NZ Sept 1918, discharged from the Army in January 1919. He became a commercial traveller for NZ Breweries but never enjoyed good health and died in 1950. (Aged 62, never married).

His Military Service Record can be found on Archway here (please click).




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George (Chap) Morpeth CSM (1889-1950)

First Names:George (Chap)
Last Name:Morpeth
Date of Birth:16/11/1889
Date of death:1950
Fathers name:Henry Douglas Morpeth
Mothers name:Kath Morpeth (nee ?)
Military Service:WWI