News on Maurice O’Connell who starred in ‘Service of All the Dead’.

While carrying out some research for my blog I came across this rather sad notice on the website, ‘’. The site, as you can imagine, helps family and friends track down missing people.


Maurice played Harry Josephs in the Morse episode, ‘Service of All the Dead’ (Series 1, Episode 3).


I do hope Carol (her name is at the end of the message) has heard from him or about him and that he is well. I’m sure all Morse fans wish him and Carol well.


Author: Chris Sullivan

After having looked after my mum for some 11 years she is now unfortunately in a nursing home. I'm afraid her dementia worsened as did her physical capabilities. UPDATE: My mum died from Covid-19 on the 6th May 2020. So, for the first time in 21 years I find myself no longer caring for anyone. Apart from my mum I was also a single parent to two children and also looked after my dad who had Alzheimers, (he died in 2005). So, I have decided to return to University to try and get another degree this time in English Literature. (My other degree I got some 30 years ago is one in Ecological Science). After a year at college I have passed all grades and now will start Edinburgh University in September 2019. I am now in second year having passed all the requirements in first year.

3 thoughts

  1. I never knew there was such a site. I guess it is kind of like those old personal ads in the newspapers. I wonder if he wanted to be missing, or if something really happened.

  2. Hi Chris

    I was trying to find some information on Maurice O’Connell the actor after enjoying thoroughly the recent re-run of Widows and I came across your site..

    Very sad that he is missing. Odd really and quite mysterious. One for Morse !

    On a different subject I love the fact that you are returning to university after so many years…I am in my 40’s and didn’t have the opportunity to go to university – if I had I would have studied criminology for sure !

    I wish you great success !

    Kind regards


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