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Photo of Edward Ord Blackmore

Edward Ord Blackmore

EDWIN ORD BLACKMORE

Date and place of birth:     19th August 1879, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Date and place of Death: 5th May 1956, South Africa
Nationality:   Australian Born/South African Citizen

Biography:  Edwin Came from a large family – his siblings being:

Children of Edwin and Eleanora (nee Farr) Blackmore taken before their youngest child, John Coleridge was born.…

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Charles Freer Burggraff

CHARLES FREER BURGGRAF

AKA CARL FREDERICK BURGGRAF

Date and place of birth :  7 October 1891 Namaqualand, Southern Africa

Date and place of Death :  2 December 1968 in Outremont, Quebec, Canada
Nationality: British

Biography:  Charles’ early childhood was in Namaqualand.  He was an only child
Parents:  Emil Burggraf married Henrietta Labreck in Swansea, Wales 1888
Parents occupation :  Emil was a foreman smelter in the Copper Mines in Namaqualand.…

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George Batley Godwin

George was born in London on the 24th September 1879, the son of Harold Frederick and Louise Marie Godwin.

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Harold Leonard Howard

HAROLD LEONARD HOWARD

Date and place of birth: 16 March 1888 South Africa
Date and place of Death: 18 May 1946 in Kimberley, South Africa
Nationality:  South African

Biography:  Harold grew up with his two brothers-

Claude Leonard Howard

Tom Cecil Leonard Howard
Parents:  Thomas Hassell Howard and Mary Emily Green Leonard
Parents occupation:  Thomas was a Professional Photographer
Schools Universities attended and years of attendance: South African College of Engineering

Place of residence at Gretna
Marital status:  Single
Job title at Gretna: Harold was an Engineer on the Mossband site.…

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James Mackenzie

JAMES MACKENZIE

Date and place of birth: 27 December 1881 in Edinburgh St. George District

Date and place of Death: 19 December 1956 in Durban, Natal, South Africa

Nationality: Scottish/South African

Biography: James grew up in Edinburgh with his siblings at 21 Lauriston Gardens,
Edinburgh.

Parents: John and Mary Mackenzie

Parents occupation: John Mackenzie was a Violin teacher
Schools Universities attended and years attended: Not known
Place of residence at Gretna: Not known
Marital status: Married in 1908

Job title at Gretna: Engineer on Mossband Site
Travels: Nil known
Awards/recognitions: Nil known
Trivia/any other information: James enlisted and was sent out to South Africa at the time
of the Boer War.…

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Martin Edward Masters

MARTIN EDWARD MASTERS

Date and place of birth: 7 January 1889 at Kimberley, Orange Free State, South Africa
Date and place of Death: Martin was discovered murdered 12 May 1928. Details below.

Nationality: British South African

Biography

Parents
Parents occupation
Schools Universities attended and years of attendance:

Place of residence at Gretna:
Martin’s daughter was born at Gretna and her birth certificate gives the home address as
22 Canberra Road

Marital status: Married to Susannah in 1916

The Public Notice of Martin’s death gives details of his marriage and children:

Job title at Gretna: Mechanical Engineer on the Mossband Site
Travels:

Awards/recognitions:
Trivia/any other information: Martin enlisted in the army

Bibliography:

An African
Tragedy.pdf

This African Tragedy shared by Martin’s Grandson and is in possession of the Devils Porridge
Museum.…

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William Arthur Pitts

WILLIAM ARTHUR PITTS

Date and place of birth: 24 February 1888 at Pinetown, Natal, South Africa
Baptised at St. John the Baptist Church in Pinetown.

Date and place of Death: 1959, South Africa

Nationality: British South African

Biography
William grew up in South Africa. The family home was at 7 Gordon Road, Bertrams,
Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa.…

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Peter John Power

Peter John Power

Date and place of birth:  26 June 1880 at Cape Town, South Africa
Date and place of Death:  7 October 1953 at Cape Town, South Africa
Nationality:  South African

Biography:  Peter grew up in Cape Town with his 6 siblings
Parents

Mother Ellen Gorman

Father William Power
Parents occupation:  Landed Proprietor and Capitalist
Schools Universities attended and years of attendance:

St.…

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Lancelot Frederick Norman Stutterd

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Lancelot Frederick Norman Stutterd
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 13th October 1891 Adelaide, Australia
Date and Place of Death: 14th April 1966, Oleanders Hotel, Grants Bay, Cape Town S Africa
Nationality: Born British Australian – naturalised to British Rhodesian
Childhood: Born in Australia, moved to Tasmania
Parents
Frederick Stutterd and Dorcas Elizabeth nee Marshal
Parents occupations : Not known
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:  University of Tasmania 1916-17 BSc
Occupation: Metallurgist
Place of residence at Gretna: Not known
Marital status: Married
Children :One son
Travels: Extensive- Australia-Tasmania-England-Rhodesia-S Africa -New York.…