Clarence Murrell Cato

#264, b. 18 February 1887, d. 1981

Individual's Timeline

Birth18 February 1887Clarence Murrell Cato
Death of Father10 July 1936William Coggin Cato
Death of Mother29 September 1936Caroline Murrell
Marriage of Daughter16 June 1939Shiela Joan Murrell Cato1
Death1981Clarence Murrell Cato

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Clarence was a health inspector, who eventually became the Chief Inspector of Health and Drugs in Queensland.2
  • Name Variation: He was also known as Claud Murrell Cato.
His life was recorded thus ~~ Clarence Murrell CATO was born on 18 February 1887 at Augusta Road, New Town, Hobart, the third son of William Coggin and Caroline CATO.
Clarence Murrell CATO married Jean LEAR on 22 April 1914 in Queensland.
Clarence and Jean had one son and two daughters:
Clarence lived at Malvern, 72 Yabba Street, Ascot, Brisbane. He was in the Tasmanian Audit and Health Department before becoming the Chief Inspector of Food and Drugs for Queensland.
Details of the deaths of Clarence and Jean are not known.3

Voter Enrolements


  • 1942, Name      CATO, CLARENCE MURRELL
    Service      Australian Army
    Service Number      Q200915
    Date of Birth      18 Feb 1887
    Place of Birth      HOBART, TAS
    Date of Enlistment      8 Apr 1942
    Locality on Enlistment      ASCOT, QLD
    Place of Enlistment      BRISBANE, QLD
    Next of Kin      CATO, JEAN
    Date of Discharge      21 Oct 1945
    Rank      Private
    Posting at Discharge      2 BATTALION VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No

Children of Clarence Murrell Cato and Jean 'Jane' Lear


  1. Trove Digitised Newspapers, Sunday Mail (Brisbane) (Qld. : 1926 - 1954) Sunday 18 June 1939 p 29 Article Illustrated

    The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) Tuesday 16 May 1939 Section: Second Section. p 1 Article Illustrated.
  2. Australian Voter Rolls 1901 - 1936, online
  3. Unknown agency, British Biographical Archive, Australasian Biographical Archive Fiche: 49,240
    Name: Cato, Clarence Murrell
    Dates: 1887-
    mentioned: 1944
    Occupations: public servant
    Groups: Civil Servants
    Country: Australia
    Archive: Australasian Biographical Archive
    Fiche: 49,240

    Title of Source: Alexander: 1944 [= Short title]
    Who's Who in Australia. - 12th ed. - Melbourne. - 1944.