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Surname MORRISBY
Given Name(s) or Initial(s) Frank Edward
Regimental Number 20
RankPrivate
Unit Name 1st Tasmanian Mounted Infantry
StateTas
Extracts and Comments
(from Sources as shown)

Bufton: photo.
Watson: born in Glenorchy Tas., 1ACH(Tas).
Robertson: born 1874 Glenorchy clerk Hobart Gaol, QM Sergeant 'E'Coy 1ACH(Tas), died on service 25.6.1902 Klerksdorp War Memorial, Bellerive.
URL3: on memorial in Colesburg Cemetery as having died 28.2.1900.
URL5: Bellerive Tas.
URL6: Pte. FE MORRISBY from Bellerive, amongst the officers and men of the First Tas. Contingent quartered in the barracks 23.10.1899.
URL7: Major MORRISBY, in an eloquent speech, moved that a letter of thanks be sent to the Guild of Loyal Women for their noble work in this direction [caring for British graves in S. Africa], especially for their care of the last resting places of Tasmanians, who had in Africa given tbeir lives for Britain. Mr. Tasman MORRISBY (whose own son fell in South Africa) seconded the motion in feeling words, and it was carried unanimously.
URL8: Hobart, Monday [26.11.1900] The following is the nominal roll of the officers and, men of the Tasmanian troops returning by the Harlech Castle - First Contingent - Major C St. Clair CAMERON, Evandale; Captain Wallace BROWN, Penguin; Lieutenants FH HERITAGE, Launceston; J WALCH, Hobart; Surgeon-Lieut, JAMIESON, Hobart; Sergeant-Major COSTELLO, Launceston; Color-Sergeant AV GIBLIN, Sandy Bay; Sargeants A BARNES, Zeehan, M KEYS, Zeehan E.H LEE, Cressy, CJ FREMLIN, Glenorchy, Farrier-Sergeant A PARKER, Sorrel; Corporals CR CHALMERS, Hobart, FB PARSELLE, Launceston, AJ REYNOLDS, Hobart, WR COLE, Ulverstone; Lance-Corporals W WEEDING, Glenorchy, F BRIANT, Hobart, CW HINES, Ulverstone, C STEPHENSON, Scottsdale, J WRIGHT, Evandale; Shoeing-Smith A BALLANTYNE, Penguin; Troopers HB ABBOT, Hobart, T ANDERSON, Zeehan, RH BARNES, Penguin, M BEST, Sheffield, C BROTHERS, North Motton, D BRANAGAN, Campbelltown, O BLYTHE, Campbelltown, R CHALMERS, Brighton, G BLYTHE, Campbelltown, W DUCIE, Evandale, V COLLINS, Evandale, A COOMBE, Campbelltown, HJ COX, Launceston, J EDWARDS, Brighton, EL GREENBACK, Hobart, A GILLIES, Campbelltown, GF HALL, Launceston, J ELLIOTT, Launceston, J HARRIS, Launceston, J HOPE, Sheffield, J HUTTON, Ulverstone, C LADE, Sulphur Creek, AH JEPHSON, Hobart, LV HEADLAM, Tunbridge, A HOUGH, Ulverstone, A HOLMEWOOD, Bellerive, H MADDOX, Launceston, GM LOWTHER, Scottsdale, E MCGUINNESS, Zeehan, FA MCGUIRE, Penguin, H MCGUINNESS, Forcett, J MORSE, Sheffield, FF MORRISBY, Bellerive, H ROBERTS, Scottsdale, FM SMITH, Launceston, RA SMITH, Launceston, S WILLIAMS, Hobart. - Second Contingent - Lanoe-Corporal CW BERESFORD, Deloraine; Troopers W BURTON, Cressy, HD CHEPNELL, Hobart, A CHILLCOTT, Longford, T FITZALLEN, Ross, JA DOUGLAS, Sandy Bay, AH HORTON, Sandy Bay, H LARNER, Scottsdale, H LAWSON, Longford, G JUDGE, Sheffield, EC HAYS, Forth, A LUPTON, Sheffield, J MCCORMICK, Sandy Bay, W LYONS, Sheffield, S MCANNALLY, Scottsdale, E PACKETT, Barrington, RP SMITH, Hobart, J MURDOCH, Zeehan, J SMALLHORN, Zeehan, P STAGG, Deloraine, G WELLARD, Forth, W WILLIAMS, Longford, R WILSON, Richmond, AW POTTER, Oyster Cove. - Fourth Contingent - Corporal G STEPNELL, Beaconsfield; Trooper AJ BULL, Strahan, D BROWNELL, Moonah. In addition is the name of Chaplain WILSON.
Source References
Murray: Official Records of the Australian Contingents etc. page(s) 549
Bufton: Tasmanians in the Transvaal War page(s) 67
Watson: Heroes All - Tasmanian Casualties in the Anglo-Boer War 32 50
Robertson: Not for Self but Empire page(s)
B4418: National Archives of Australia series B4418
Launc. Exam.: Launceston Examiner newspaper date(s) 1.11.1899
Hbt. Mercury: Hobart Mercury newspaper date(s) 23.10.1899 & 29.4.1909
NW Advocate: North West Advocate & Emu Bay Times newspaper date(s) 27.11.1900
External Link URL1www.hagsoc.org.au/sagraves/nmcdb/nmcdb-search.php
External Link URL2naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/imagine.asp?B=685396&I=1&SE=1
External Link URL3www.angelfire.com/mp/memorials/sagraves.htm
External Link URL4www.hagsoc.org.au/sagraves/photos/memt0002.php
External Link URL5nla.gov.au/nla.news-article40109077
External Link URL6nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12760865
External Link URL7nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9980574
External Link URL8nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64489066


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Colin Roe
Canberra

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