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Frederick Michael Schock (1871–1923)

from Australian Forestry Journal

It is with great regret that the death is recorded of Forester F. M. C. [Frederick Michael Christian] Schock, of the Forest Service of Western Australia. Mr Schock, who was 52 years of age, died suddenly from heart failure on the 30th July, being engaged in his official duties on the actual day of his demise. The late forester, who had been employed by the Forests Department for the past ten years, was a popular and much respected officer, and a particularly good bushman. He had, during several periods, performed valuable work for the Department as botanical and seed collector, and had laid the foundations of the present departmental herbarium. For the past nineteen months the late Mr. Schock had been Forester in Charge of the Manjimup district, situated in a remote portion of the State, a position not affording many opportunities of meeting with other foresters. He attended the recent conference of Senior Forest Officers in Perth about a fortnight before his death, and the news of his sudden passing has come as a great shock to his fellow officers, all of whom feel their loss keenly, and extend their deepest sympathy to his sorrowing wife and family. It is to such men as Forester Schock, doing their work steadily and quietly in isolated places, patiently enduring hardships and overcoming the obstacles that constantly arise in such work, that our Empire owes in great measure her widespread progress.

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