William Arthur Morgan

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William Arthur Morgan

Birthplace: Taranaki, New Zealand
Death: June 25, 1928 (52)
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Place of Burial: Mt Somers Cemetery, South Canterbury, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of Edmund James Morgan and Emily Morgan
Husband of Florence Jenny Myra Morgan
Father of Florence Barbara Morgan and Harry Wright Morgan
Brother of Edmund George Morgan; Miriam Eliza Morgan; Ella Maud Morgan; Annie Emily Hopson; Gertrude Emma Morgan and 1 other

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About William Arthur Morgan

Morgan was one of only seven from the 1 NZMR in the Diamond Jubilee Contingent for Queen Victoria in 1897. (Stowers, p.150)

He joined the Orange River Colony Provisional Mounted Police at Bloemfontein in May of 1900, under Major Lorimer for seven months. (Stowers, p.150)

Morgan returned to New Zealand aboard the S.S. 'Orient' and spent some time as an instructor to the Wanganui District Mounted Corps. He later joined the "B" Squadron North Island Regiment 8 NZMR as Lieutenant, departing from Auckland on the S.S. 'Surrey' in February 1902. On his return to New Zealand he was appointed to the Defence Staff as Sergeant-Major; Mounted Drill Instructor at Palmerston North; in charge of the 3 Battalion. He was also a Mounted Instructor in the South Island for several years. (Stowers, p.150)

Morgan farmed in Mount Somers District where he resided until his death in Christchurch.

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William Arthur Morgan's Timeline

September 26, 1875
Taranaki, New Zealand
New Zealand
June 25, 1928
Age 52
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Mt Somers Cemetery, South Canterbury, New Zealand