There is some uncertainty relating to Morant's birth name/place/date. Morant's own account of his origins were that he was the son of Admiral Sir George Digby Morant, born 9 December 1865, Bideford, Devon (County), England. But sources (ADB, DNB, OX) suggest that it is more probable he was born Edwin Henry Murrant at Bridgwater, Somerset, England (1864?). (Sources: Australian Dictionary of Biography, Dictionary of National Biography, The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature)
Author listed as Henry Horland Morant, by J. H. Hornibrook Bibliography of Queensland Verse (1953).