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the  English General Store's interior and name the two men behind the counter and managers George and Monsoor Morhig.

In an April 1912 letter to the Govenor-General of the Sudan George Morhig expresses his desire to become a British subject and includes information regarding his origins. Describing himself as an Ottoman subject, he states that he was 33 years old (implied birthday of around 1879) and into a Christain family at Mount Lebanon, Syria.

He continued on stating he joined the Egyptian Army Service's medical corps as a lieutenant after arriving in Khartoum in early 1900.  He maintained his commission for 6 years, resigning his commission on 17 July 1906. He established himself as a chemist and druggest  in Khartoum shortly thereafter.

Morhig's business acumon must have been better that average since he was soon sole representative in Sudan for a number of British pharmaceutical firms. His business travels took him to London a number of times and even to far off New York in 1919. 

He was initiated into the Sir Reginald Wingate Lodge 2965 in May 1908 and later in the  Mahfel-el-Ittihad Union Lodge 3348 of Khartoum on 18 December 1908.

Morhig was married but his wife's name is not known although she was already dead by 1919 when he is list on a passenger manifest as being widowed. He did have at least one son Alfred George Morhig.

Morhig continued to reside in Khartoum but disappears from records until 1962 when his death is mentioned in the National Probate Calendar for England and Wales. His death date is given as 1 May 1962 in Khartoum. 

Mounted Photograph (Trimmed)

3 1/2 Inches by 4 5/8 Inches

(9cm x 11.7cm)

Unknown Photographer

Khartoum, Sudan

c. 1900s

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