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Surname MORSE
Given Name(s) or Initial(s) James
Regimental Number 65
Unit Name 1st Tasmanian Mounted Infantry
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Bufton: photo.
URL1: Sheffield Tas.
URL2: Pte. J MORSE from Sheffield, amongst the officers and men of the First Tas. Contingent quartered in the barracks 23.10.1899.
URL3: 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
Launc. Exam.: Launceston Examiner newspaper date(s) 1.11.1899
Hbt. Mercury: Hobart Mercury newspaper date(s) 23.10.1899
NW Advocate: North West Advocate & Emu Bay Times newspaper date(s) 27.11.1900
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