Eric Vere Fookes1,2

#36, (15 October 1890-19 October 1963)
FatherRev. Henry Samuel Cox Fookes (11 Jan 1848-9 Feb 1924)
MotherJane Maria Murray (6 Sep 1850-22 Aug 1903)
Last Edited1 Sep 2022
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Eric was born on Wednesday, 15 October 1890 at Waratah, Tasmania.3 He was the son of Rev. Henry Samuel Cox Fookes and Jane Maria Murray.

His mother died 22 August 1903 at the age of 52. Eric was aged 12 when this happened.4

He may have attended the wedding of his sister in the marriage of Charles Leigh Clare Nicholson and Louise Augusta Fookes in a Church of England ceremony at St. Martin's Church on Sunday, 8 December 1907 at Queenstown, Tasmania. Louise and Charles went on to have three children together.5
St Martin's, Queenstown (rear)
Source: National Library of Australia
Bischoff Football Team - Premiers 1908. (Eric is third(?) from the left on the top row; Noel is left-most on the bottom row)
Source: The Weekly Courier 24th September 1908

Eric Vere Fookes married Lily Motten circa 1914 at Tasmania.7,8 Eric was on active duty Regimental number 6 Private 10 Infantry Brigade Headquaters Unit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916 circa 1915.7 In his adulthood Eric made a living as a banker.

His father died 10 February 1924 at the age of 76. Eric was aged 33 when this happened. Eric and Lily lived in 1928 at Lindisfarne, Tasmania.9

Eric died on 19 October 1963 at Lindisfarne, Tasmania, at age 73.10 His body was cremated at Cornelian Bay Cemetery on 21 October 1963 at Cornelian Bay, Tasmania.9


1890BirthWaratah, Tasmania3
1915Mlt active duty7
1928ResidenceLindisfarne, Tasmania9
1963DeathLindisfarne, Tasmania10
1963CremationCornelian Bay Cemetery, in Cornelian Bay, Tasmania9


Lily Motten (12 Apr 1889-26 Sep 1977)


  1. [S338], (… ((for middle name 'Vere')).
  2. [S1225] Chestnut Blue (
  3. [S728] GEDCOM file created by Donald L. Reid, 17 Feb 2014 (companion to 'Descendents of James MCKENZIE.rtf' p.20) (for date and place).
  4. [S565] The Launceston Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, 27 Aug 1903.
  5. [S261] Tasmania, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1910 No.1271.
  6. [S1230] Pioneers of the Tasmanian Northwest (
  7. [S338], (…
  8. [S371] GEDCOM file created by Andrew Kemp, 25 March 2011 GEDCOM 25 March 2011.
  9. [S728] GEDCOM file created by Donald L. Reid, 17 Feb 2014 (companion to 'Descendents of James MCKENZIE.rtf' p.31).
  10. [S728] GEDCOM file created by Donald L. Reid, 17 Feb 2014 (companion to 'Descendents of James MCKENZIE.rtf' p.20).