Francis Austin MORTESHED (1897 - 1948)
Children Self + Spouses Parents Grandparents Greatgrandparents
Francis Austin MORTESHED (1897 - 1948) Francis George MORTESHED (1861 - 1915) Male MORTESHED

Frances Elizabeth AUSTIN (1868 - ) Unknown AUSTIN

Letitia (AUSTIN) (1842 - )

Francis Austin MORTESHED

Francis Austin MORTESHED
Francis Austin MORTESHED Francis Austin MORTESHED
b. 21 Apr 1897 at Summerhill, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
d. 1948 aged 51
Near Relatives of Francis Austin MORTESHED (1897 - 1948)
Relationship Person Born Birth Place Died Death Place Age
Grandfather Male MORTESHED
Grandfather Unknown AUSTIN
Grandmother Letitia (AUSTIN) abt 1842 Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Father Francis George MORTESHED 1861 Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland 04 Aug 1915 54
Mother Frances Elizabeth AUSTIN abt 1868 Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Self Francis Austin MORTESHED 21 Apr 1897 Summerhill, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland 1948 51

Sister Isabella MORTESHED 12 Sep 1888 Summerhill, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Sister Eileen MORTESHED 21 Jul 1893 Tipperary, Ireland
Sister Kathleen MORTESHED 28 Dec 1893

Uncle James MORTESHED abt 1849 Tipperary, Ireland 1922 Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland 73
Uncle John Joseph MORTESHED abt 1849 Tipperary, Ireland 1902 Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland 53
Aunt Sarah (Sally) Louisa HOBBS abt 1860 Tipperary, Ireland 1939 Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland 79
Aunt Mary Anne MORTESHED 1852 Ballinaclough, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Uncle William LAWLER 1839 Wicklow, Ireland 1911 Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland 72
Uncle Ralph Henry MORTESHED 1859 Tipperary, Ireland 1933 Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland 74
Aunt Sarah Frances WILLIAMS 1870 Tipperary, Ireland
Uncle George AUSTIN abt 1866 Tipperary, Ireland 1934 Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland 68

Cousin Catherine Mary MORTESHED abt 1900 Tipperary, Ireland
Cousin Mary Kathleen MORTESHED abt 1901 Tipperary, Ireland
Cousin Catherine Alice LAWLER 25 Oct 1880 Ballinaclough, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Cousin Fanny Emily LAWLER abt 1884 Co. Tipperary
Cousin Ruth LAWLER abt 1890 Co. Leithrim
Cousin Ralph Henry LAWLER abt 1891 Co. Leithrim
Cousin Florence Charlotte LAWLER abt 1896 Co. Leithrim
Cousin Wesley Singleton (Stanley) LAWLER 1897 Ballinamore, Leitrim, Ireland 04 Nov 1962 Belfast, Northern Ireland 65
Cousin James W MORTESHED abt 1888 Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Brother in Law William Duthie EWING
Events in Francis Austin MORTESHED (1897 - 1948)'s life
Date Age Event Place Notes Src
21 Apr 1897 Francis Austin MORTESHED was born Summerhill, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland Note 1
1901 4 Census 1 Summerhill, Nenagh West Urban, Tipperary Note 2 65
1911 14 Census 18.2 Ellsmere Av, Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland Note 3 65
04 Aug 1915 18 Death of father Francis George MORTESHED (aged 54) see notes
1948 51 Francis Austin MORTESHED died Gough Family Tree - Ancestry
Note 1: Gough Family Tree - Ancestry
1901 census - age 3 = c 1898
1911 census - age 13 - Nenagh, Tipperary

Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958 about Francis Austin Morteshed
Name: Francis Austin Morteshed
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1897
Registration district: Nenagh
Birth Country: Ireland
Volume: 3
Page: 424
FHL Film Number: 101066
Note 2: MORTESHED Francis G (40), Francis E (33), Eleen(9), Kathleen (6), Francis A (3) - all Irish Church
Note 3: MORTESHED Francis George (50) b Nenagh - auctioneer; Frances Elizabeth (45) b Nenagh; Francis Austin (13)b Nenagh . Married for 22 years - 4 children born and 4 still alive
All born Nenagh, Tipperary
Personal Notes:
Gough Family Tree - Ancestry
Francis Austin Morteshed was a Police Constable 3383 with the Royal Ulster Constabulary when he was awarded the medal of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire which was later changed to the George Cross. In March 1924 he tackled a gunman to the ground

Constable Francis Austin Morteshed.


Frank Morteshed (or Mortished) was a Constable in the Royal Ulster Constabulary though he was born in Co. Tipperary.

In March 1924 Frank pursued three armed men who had robbed an office in Belfast and killed the manager, Henry Leech. One of the fleeing robbers attempted to shoot him but Constable Morteshed wrestled him to the ground. Oddly enough Morteshed was himself armed at the time but did not draw his revolver. For his courage Frank Morteshed received the Empire Gallantry Medal, which was replaced with a GC in 1941. The robber was hanged.

Constable Morteshed also served in both world wars, in the 36th Ulster Division in WW1 and as a Sgt in the RAF in WW2. He was also a distinguished sportsman, playing rugby and soccer. He died of TB in 1948.

P.S.N.I. Football club - Northern Ireland Amateur Internationals
Frank Morteshed played centre forward. Club - Cliftonville and R.U.C. Caps - 1928 against England

email - william terrett
Hello Helen, I have found and visited a Roll of Honour in Belfast City Hospital on which Francis A Morteshed is listed. He has the post nominal letters GC OBE. These are two separate awards, the GC is for gallantry and you know the circumstances in which it was awarded. The OBE is a different matter! There are two divisions military and civil, it is possible to find out what a civil award was for but not even the recipients of a military award know why they received it. I was awarded an MBE in 2014.
Source References:
65. Type: Census, Abbr: 1901 & 1911 Ireland Census, Title: 1901 & 1911 Ireland Census, Auth: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Publ: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie
- Reference = 1901 (Census)
- Notes: MORTESHED Francis G (40), Francis E (33), Eleen(9), Kathleen (6), Francis A (3) - all Irish Church
- Reference = 1911 (Census)
- Notes: MORTESHED Francis George (50) b Nenagh - auctioneer; Frances Elizabeth (45) b Nenagh; Francis Austin (13)b Nenagh . Married for 22 years - 4 children born and 4 still alive
All born Nenagh, Tipperary