George F. Morton

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George Frederick Morton was born on September 1881. His father was David Morton. George Morton attended Grenville College, and enlisted to serve during World War One. He served as Town Clerk with the City of Ballaarat for 34 years. He died in 1972.


The World War One service of Lieutenant George Frederick Morton is recognised on the Ballarat Avenue of Honour and the honour board of The Old Colonists' Club.


George Morton married Mabel Punshon, only daughter of Mr and Mrs G. F. Punshon, of Ballarat in 1916.[1]

The marriage of Lieut.Col. George F. Morton, C.O. 71st (City of Ballarat) Infantry, and late C.O. 23rd Battalion, 6th Infantry Brigade, A.I.F., second son of Mr. and Mrs. David Morton, of Ballarat, and Miss Mabel Punshon, well known in musical circles, and only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.F. Punshon, of the same city, was celebrated at St. Peter's Church, Ballarat, on Saturday, 22nd April, at 11 o'clock a.m. The vicar, the Rev. M. C. James, Military Chaplain, performed the marriage ceremony. A reception and luncheon were subsequently held at Craig's Hotel. An orchestra supplied the music. Brig.Gen. R. E. Williams, V.D., State Commandant, was present. Many congratulatory telegrams were received, among the number being good wishes from Hon. F. Brawn, M.L.C. (Mayor of the City of Ballarat), Major M. Baird, M.L.A., and Mrs. Baird, Major R. H. and Mrs. Weddell, Many handsome and valuable gifts, including several cheques, were received[2]

See also

George E. Punshon, father-in-law

Old Colonists' Association

World War One


Town Clerk For 34 Years
BALLARAT, Tuesday. — George F. Morton, town clerk of Ballarat, who in December completes 50 years' municipal service, will retire in three months and take two months' retiring leave. He has been town clerk for 34 years.[3]


  1. The Evening Echo, 27 May 1916/
  2. Table Talk, 18 May 1916
  3. The Herald, 23 August 1949.

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--Beth Kicinski 17:13, 23 August 2013 (EST); --Clare K.Gervasoni 20:59, 20 May 2022 (AEST)

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