MURFET Gilbert Edward

Name Gilbert Edward MURFET
Country Of Origin Australia
Born 1903
Died 1955
Birth/ Baptism Born 23 July 1903, Penguin
Parents George Samuel and Margaret Emily Murfet
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Smithton
Street Address
Other August 1940: The Mercury reported the pipe organ at the Smithton Methodist Church had been rebuilt and remodelled by Mr G E Murfet in his spare time over nine years. Gilbert was the church organist for many years.

19 January 1942: Enlisted for war service at Smithton.
March 1942: A newspaper notice advised customers to collect repairs before 28 March, and no more work would be taken in for the present time.
22 May 1945: Discharged, World War II service.

Late 1940s–early 1950s: Advertised musical instruments and clocks for sale, G E Murfet, Gift Shop, Smithton.

July 1954: Gilbert was working at the premises of watchmaker and jeweller David Eden Thorp when a smash and grab theft occurred. The thieves smashed a curved plate glass window and stole £350 worth of watches.

Death 29 July 1955, Smithton
TAHO: AD960/1/83 36384 1955.
Web: Ancestry: Australia Birth 1903, Tasmania Post Office Directory (Wise) 1924-1947, Australian Cemetery Index 1955. National Archives of Australia, War Record, Series B884, Service No. T29116.
The Mercury (Hobart) 12 August 1940; Advocate 1 October 1940; Circular Head Chronicle 18 March 1942, 1 October 1947, 28 January 1948, 1 October 1952; The Examiner (Launceston) 30 July 1954.