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Photo of Edward Ord Blackmore

Edward Ord Blackmore

Surveyor at Mossband
Birthplace South Australia Adelaide AustraliaPlace of Death South Africa Date of Birth: August 19, 1879 Date of Death: May 5, 1956



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.

Based on ages, Edwin would be the smallest, standing child

Out of England

Edwin Gordon Blackmore (1837-1909), public servant and author, was born on 21 September 1837 at Bath, Somerset, England, fifth child of Dr. Edward Blackmore, M.D., of Bath, and his wife Jane Elizabeth, née Gairdner. His grandfather was Hugh Blackmore of Cornwall, a Surveyor.

Edwin’s Family

At St Peter’s College Chapel on 3 January 1872 Blackmore had married Eleanora Elizabeth Farr (1848-1901), the eldest daughter of Archdeacon George Henry Farr and his wife Julia, née Ord. (Farr had six sons and two daughters)

George Farr had come to Adelaide South Australia in 1854 to be Headmaster of St Peters Collegiate School. Eleanora was born in Cornwall in 1848 and died in Adelaide in 1901.

Blackmore’s in New Zealand
Parents occupation:

Edwin Gordon Blackmore

Edwin Gordon Blackmore’s Obituary can be found via following link:

Death of Edwin Gordon Blackmore 1909
Schools Universities attended and years of attendance:

Edwin attended the School of Mines and Industries of New South Wales, Australia to study Assaying.
Place of residence at Gretna: not known
Marital status:    Edwin married Ada Louisa Sylvia Wooding on 13 February 1920 in Transvaal, South Africa
Children:  Edwin and Ada had at least two children:

Eleanora Louise Blackmore baptized 26 Feb 1921

Joan Gordon Blackmore baptized 11 January 1923
Job title at Gretna:   Surveyor on Mossband site

Edwin emigrated from Australia to South Africa in 1903 aboard the ship Commonwealth.

Edwin travels to the UK en route to HM Factory Gretna on ship Llanstephan

Edwin Returns to South Africa from UK in 1917 aboard the ship Inanda
Awards/recognitions:  Nil
Trivia/any other information:

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