MORRISBY, FRANK EDWARD
Born at Glenorchy 10th March 1874 to William Edward and Mary Consett (nee Robertson) Morrisby, he was educated at the Mornington School Bellerive and subsequently went to Scotch College in Hobart. After leaving school he was employed for nine years with the Tasmanian Civil Service (Clerical Branch).
After his death the following obituary appeared in the “Mercury”
“The news of the death of Q.M.S. Morrisby at Klerksdorp, from abscess of the liver, came as a great surprise and shock to his wide circle of friends. The fourth son of then respected Council Clerk and Sub Inspector of Clarence, deceased had held the position of Clerk at H.M.Gaol. When the call was made on the Colony for troops, Frank Morrisby or “Sancho” as he was called, resigned his position and enlisted under Colonel Cameron. He went through some stirring times with the Colonel, and on completion of the Contingent’s service in South Africa he returned to Hobart. But the martial spirit was too strong in him to permit him settling down to a humdrum life, and he again joined the forces and returned to South Africa with the rank of Q.M.S. Of robust build, hardy looking and well set up, he was one of the last men one would think of being knocked down by disease. Many were expecting to hear good accounts of him from the seat of war, and his sudden and much to be lamented death has come as a great shock to all. Wide sympathy has been expressed for his family.”
Tasmanians in the Transvaal War by John Bufton
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