THE NOBLE PROFESSIONAL
Northcliffe’s benevolent sunshine poured down in profusion the day George Ernest Morrison was laid to rest in the little Sidmouth cemetery on top of a hill overlooking the peaceful Valley of the River Sid, far removed from the bustle of Peking or the fierce challenges of the Chinese interior, the Outback or the tropical jungles of New Guinea.
A wreath of orchids was placed on the coffin. It bore the inscription: ‘In sorrow and gratitude, from the President of the Republic of China’.
The mourners included Ethel Moberly Bell, Sir John Jordan, Sir John McLeavy Brown, General Sir John and Lady Dunne, Sir Pelham Warner, Henry Cockburn, Vice-Admiral Sir Ernest Gaunt, Rear-Admiral Sir Douglas Brownrigg and Sir Ernest Satow. John Walter IV