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Major-General Sir Harry St George Ord RE KCMG CB

Photo of Major-General Sir Harry St George Ord RE KCMG CB1878 – 1880

Born on 17 June 1819 at North Cray in Kent, England, Major-General Sir Harry Ord was destined to follow his father, a Captain in the Royal Artillery, into the military profession.

He married Julia Graham, daughter of Admiral James Carpenter, on 28 June 1846 in London and they had three sons.

Ord was Lieutenant Governor of South Australia for a few months and on 30 January 1878 was appointed Governor of Western Australia.

Ord left the colony early on 9 April 1880 and spent his remaining years pursuing his interests in zoological science. He died suddenly of a heart attack in Homburg, Germany in 1885.