Katikati e-memorial for soldiers who left from Katikati to serve in World War One

A project completed in association with the Katikati Returned Services Association.

Information kindly researched and provided by P.R.Lascelles NZEF Research Service with additional material provided by local families..

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Serial No.1 56632
Rank Trooper
Full Name Thomas John MORTON
Status/Occupation -- / Farmer
Body 31st Mounted Rifles, NZEF
Last Address --
Next of Kin Kenneth Morton (Father), Aongatete
WW1 Medal Entitlement British War Medal 1914-19
Victory Medal
Embarked 2 Embarked 13th November 1917
aboard HMNZT 98 (ss Tofua)
and disembarked 21st December 1917 at Port Suez, EGYPT
Casualty List 3 No
Roll of Honour 4 No
Notes During 1917-18 by far the majority of service was in France. There were however a number of battles against the Turks in Sinai and Palestine. The Mounted Rifles in the 32nd Reinforcement formed part of the 16th Company, Imperial Camel Corps (also referred to as the NZ Company, 4th Battalion, ICC).
1. New Zealand Expeditionary Force - Embarkation Roll 1914-1918
2. Studholme, J. Some Records of the N.Z. Expeditionary Force
3. New Zealand Expeditionary Force - List of Casualties
4. New Zealand Expeditionary Force - Roll of Honour

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