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Local author takes a closer look at the Anglo-Boer War

EASTERN Shore author and historian Reg A. Watson has recently launched a re-release of his 1995 book, “Heroes All”.

Centred on the casualties of the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902), the book details the story of two boys from the Eastern Shore who died as a result of their service in the war.

Mr Watson said that since its first release more than 20-years-ago, much more information had come to light surrounding the circumstances of the Anglo-Boer War.

“The book has additional information, corrections and photographs, as well as being a more attractive, perfect-bound volume,” he said.

Edward Frank Morrisby and his cousin, Bernard Morrisby, are commemorated in the Boer War Memorial in Bellerive.

Edward Morrisby was the last Tasmanian to die in the war on 25 June, 1902, while Bernard was shot and killed on 27 February, 1900.

Mr Watson said the book was a very important addition to Tasmania’s military and social history, as very little had been published on Tasmania’s involvement in the war.

Mr Watson will be presenting a copy of his book to the Rosny LINC.

Caption: Tasmanian author and historian Reg A. Watson at the Boer War Memorial in Bellerive with his re-published book “Heroes All”.