Frank Edward MORRISBY

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MORRISBY, Frank Edward

Service Numbers: 20, 1184
Enlisted: 26 October 1899, Hobart, Tasmania
Last Rank: Company Quartermaster Sergeant
Last Unit: 1st Tasmanian Mounted Infantry Contingent
Born: Glenorchy, Tasmania, 10 March 1874
Home Town: Bellerive, Clarence, Tasmania
Schooling: Mornington State School and Scotch College, Hobart
Occupation: Clerk (Hobart Gaol)
Died: Died of Illness (hepatic abscess-liver), Klerksdorp, South Africa, 25 June 1902, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Klerksdorp Old Municipal Cemetery, South Africa
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Hobart Boer War Memorial, Launceston Boer War Memorial
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Boer War Service

26 Oct 1899: Enlisted Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 20, 1st Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen, Hobart, Tasmania
8 Dec 1900: Discharged Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 20, 1st Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen
1 Jan 1902: Enlisted Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 1184, 1st Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse
25 Jun 1902: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Company Quartermaster Sergeant, SN 1184, 1st Tasmanian Mounted Infantry Contingent

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"TASMANIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA. DEATH OF QUARTER-MASTER SERGEANT MORRISBY. RECOVERY OF CORPORAL HOLMWOOD.

The Premier has received through His Excellency the Governor, advices from South Africa, notifying that Quartermaster Sergeant Frank Morrisby died on the 25th inst. It will be remembered that advices were recently received to the effect that the above-named non-commissioned officer was lying dangerously ill (with hepatic abscess on the liver) at Klerksdorp. The news will be learned with great regret in Hobart, where the deceased gentleman (who belonged to Bellerive) was highly popular. The Premier has also received a cablegram from South Africa direct, notifying that Corporal Holmwood, who was reported to be dangerously ill, has been discharged from hospital, and has obtained leave to visit Pretoria. Holmwood also comes from Bellerive." - from the Tasmanian News 27 Jun 1902 (nla.gov.au)

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