Michael "Morgan" O'Connor

Michael "Morgan" O'Connor[1]

Male 1883 - 1918  (34 years)


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  • Name Michael "Morgan" O'Connor  [2
    Nickname Morgan 
    Born 31 Aug 1883  Longridge, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    School 1890-1895  Longridge, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 20 Sep 1916  Longridge, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    self-employed farmer 
    Buried 1918  Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    O'Connor family gravestone, Riversdale
    O'Connor family gravestone, Riversdale
    O'Connor family gravestone, Riversdale
    O'Connor family gravestone, Riversdale
    O'Connor family gravestone, Riversdale
    O'Connor family gravestone, Riversdale
    O'Connor family gravestone, Riversdale
    O'Connor family gravestone, Riversdale
    Military Service 22 Sep 1916-20 Apr 1918  [4
    in New Zealand and France 
    Died 20 Apr 1918  , , France Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 9
    Cause: Killed in action 
    War death record
    War death record
    In Memoriam notice 12 Apr 1978  Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    New Zealand Tablet 
    _STAT Never Married 
    Person ID I2394  TreePKO1
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2019 

    Father John O'Connor,   b. Abt 1850, Ballyguiltenane, Kilfergus, Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1896, Kingston Crossing, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Mother Catherine O'Connell,   b. 1857, Leitrim Middle, Murher, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1938, Kingston Crossing, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1878  Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 11
    Family ID F568  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Aug 1883 - Longridge, Southland, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSchool - 1890-1895 - Longridge, Southland, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - self-employed farmer - 20 Sep 1916 - Longridge, Southland, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1918 - Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme, Picardie, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Killed in action - 20 Apr 1918 - , , France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsIn Memoriam notice - New Zealand Tablet - 12 Apr 1978 - Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Morgan O'Connor
    Morgan O'Connor
    Back: Margaret Ferris, Morgan and Jim O'Connor, Front: Catherine, Catherine, and John O'Connor
    Back: Margaret Ferris, Morgan and Jim O'Connor, Front: Catherine, Catherine, and John O'Connor
    Original held by Elizabeth O'Neill, Dunedin, from 1970. TIFF 2006 from a copy negative made in the 1980s.
    Morgan O'Connor
    Morgan O'Connor
    Morgan O'Connor
    Morgan O'Connor
    Michael 'Morgan' O'Connor
    Michael "Morgan" O'Connor
    Avenue of Honour, Riversdale NZ
    Avenue of Honour, Riversdale NZ
    Avenue of Honour, Riversdale NZ - oak for Morgan O'Connor
    Avenue of Honour, Riversdale NZ - oak for Morgan O'Connor
    Avenue of Honour, Riversdale NZ - plaque for Morgan O'Connor
    Avenue of Honour, Riversdale NZ - plaque for Morgan O'Connor

  • Notes 
    • At the time of his death his family were living in St John Street, Gore, Invercargill, New Zealand

  • Sources 
    1. [S545] Doczy, Kathleen - Woods gedcom file, compiled by Kathleen Doczy [(E-ADDRESS), & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Orland Park, Illinois.

    2. [S742] Ireland, Limerick - Bridie Cox's Limerick/Kerry connections family tree, 2002, Cox, Bridie, (1937-2018). Supplied by compiler, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, Ireland. 2002. (Reliability: 2), 23 Aug 2019.

    3. [S152] NZ BDM Indexes, Department of Internal Affairs., (www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz.), (www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz : accessed 13 Jun 2019), birth of Michael OConnor to Catherine and John OConnor; 1881/4840. (Reliability: 3), 13 Jun 2019.

    4. [S524] NZ, Ministry of Defence - letters to Patrick O'Neill about relatives' military service, New Zealand., letter dated 23 June 1977 about 36883 Rifleman Michael O'Connor (Reliability: 4), 7 Sep 2019.
      Mr O'Connor was born at Longridge on 31 August 1883. He was a self-employed farmer at Longridge until his enlistment in the Army on 20 September 1916.
      His Next-of-Kin was:
      Mrs C. O'Connor (Mother),
      C/o Mr D.L. Peppchvell [Poppelwell],
      John Street,
      GORE.
      He embarked for service overseas on 19 January 1917, and arrived in Devonport, England on 26 April 1917. He marched into Camp at Sling, and left for France on 26 May 1917. He marched into Camp at Etaples on 28 May 1917 and marched out to Division on 11 June 1917.
      On 18 June 1917 he joined his Battalion in the field and was posted to C Company. He was posted to 2 Field Company NZ Engineers on 6 August 1917 and rejoined his unit on 26 August 1917.
      Mr O'Connor was killed in action in the field, France on 20 April 1918. He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

    5. [S327] O'Neill John and Elizabeth personal papers, O'Neill, John and Elizabeth, (Hocken Library, Dunedin, NZ), Standard Certificate of Michael O'Connor (Reliability: 4), 12 Jul 2015.

    6. [S165] NZ, Southland - Southland Times, Southland, New Zealand. Invercargill., "The Roll of Honour: Casualty List No. 849," 9 May 1918, p. 2, col. 6. (Reliability: 4), 12 Sep 2019.
      Killed in action:... (April 20) O'Connor, M. (Mrs C. O'Connor, Longridge, mother).

    7. [S208] Rombouts, Tablet deaths, Michael Rombouts, editor, (Dunedin, NZ: self-published, 2000.) (Reliability: 3), 14 May 2013.
      O'Connor Michael (d 20 Apr 1918, aged 34 yrs) in France; Rifleman; killed in action; eldest son of Catherine and the late John O'Connor, Longridge, Southland. [Tablet 13 Jun 1918, photo]

    8. [S415] NZ war death certificates, New Zealand Registrar-General, war death certificate 12908 (1918), Michael O'Connor (Reliability: 4), 10 Feb 2015.
      Michael O'Connor, farmer, resident of Longridge, Southland, M, 23, born in Longridge, single, Rfm. 3rd N.A.R.B. 36883, died 20 April 1918 in France, killed in action, certified by Acting Chief Clerk, Base Records, informant A.A. Boult, Acting Chief Clerk, Base Records, Wellington, registered by W.W. Cook, 16 May 1918.

    9. [S327] O'Neill John and Elizabeth personal papers, O'Neill, John and Elizabeth, (Hocken Library, Dunedin, NZ), In Memoriam card for Michael "Morgan" O'Connor, 1918 (Reliability: 3), 18 Dec 2016.

    10. [S92] NZ, New Zealand Tablet, New Zealand. Dunedin., "In Memoriam notice," 12 April 1978. (Reliability: 4), 25 Jun 2016.
      O'Connor.-Of your charity pray for the repose of the souls of Michael (Morgan), 36883, 3 NZ Rifle Brigade, born at Longridge on 31 August 1883, killed in action in France on 20 April 1918; and also his parents Catherine and John O'Connor, of Longridge, Southland. Requiescant in pace.

    11. [S152] NZ BDM Indexes, Department of Internal Affairs., (www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz.), (www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz : accessed 12 Feb 2018), marriage of John O'Connor and Catherine O'Connell, 1878; 1878/2821. (Reliability: 3), 12 Feb 2018.



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