Arthur Richard Morcom

Male 1891 - 1963  (72 years)


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  • Name Arthur Richard Morcom 
    Born 9 Aug 1891  Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Nov 1963 
    Buried Dudley Park, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Arthur grew up in the house attached to the harness shop in the main street of Owen. Even though his schooling was fairly basic he became a school teacher and taught in small one-teacher country schools like Fowlers Bay and Tarcoola prior to 1915. he enlisted on 25.5.1915 in A.I.F in WWI and served for approximately 4 years in the Erd Light Horse Machine gun regiment in Egypt, Palestine and the Middle East. He contracted malaria in these areas and suffered recurring bouts for many years after the war. he discharged 19/8/1919.
      Arthur took a teaching post at Wirrabara forest at the start of 1920. he became involved in various outside activities, Freemasonry, for instance, and this meant he was away from home during evenings and Elsie found this a bit traumatic as the school, with house nearby, was on the edge of a pine forest and half a mile from the nearest neighbour, and five miles from the little township of Wirrabara. Their four sons were born there. They enjoyed the country life roaming the surrounding hilly countryside, mushrooming, digging out rabbits and keeping them as pets, exploring creeks, climbing pine trees close to home, and attending school where Arthur taught about 30 children from the Surrounding rural properties and fores employees' families in Primary School grades 1-7.
      The month of Adelaid's worst heat wave on record, and the family lived at Croydon and Arthur continued as an assistant teacher at Hindmarsh school until he retired at 65 in 1956. Arthur was in his later years a staunch supporter of the West Torrens Football Club and rarely missed a match or a training night. He and Elsie lived on at Croydon until their deaths.(The Tucker Family in Australia, 1992)
    Person ID I0745  Tucker Family Tree | The descendants of James Tucker
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2007 

    Father Richard Morcom 
    Mother Agnes Cherryman 
    Family ID F0903  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harriet Elsie May Marshman,   b. 5 Oct 1895, "The Hermitage", Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1962, Croydon, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1919  Methodist Church, Owen, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. K.D. Morcom
    +2. R.R. Morcom
     3. W.G. Morcom
    +4. F.J. Morcom
    Family ID F0166  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Aug 1891 - Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Dec 1919 - Methodist Church, Owen, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Dudley Park, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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