Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain Gordon Home Blackader

Photo of Gordon Home Blackader
House and time at Malvern: Sch, 1900 - 1901.

Regiment: Canadian Inf.
Died: 10 August 1916 aged 31 in Canada. Died of wounds near Zillebeke.
Cemetery: Montreal Mount Royal

Son of Mrs A.D. Blackader of 236, Mountain Street, Montreal. Husband of Kathleen Blackader, of 242, Sherbrooke Street, West Montreal.
Middle IV—Lower Shell.
McGill College, Montreal; B. Arch.; studied in Paris.
5th Royal Highlanders, Canada, 1912, 42nd Bn. Canadian Infantry.

'Gordon Blackader was a fine big quiet lad when he came to Malvern from Canada. Unfortunately he only remained here for a year, but during that time he won the respect and liking of all. He returned to Canada in 1901, and was, at the time when war broke out, a successful and rising architect. He joined the Canadian Infantry (affiliated to the Black Watch), in which he was, at the time of his death, a Company Commander. He leaves a widow and a daughter.' (Malvernian, Nov 1916).
Canadian virtual war memorial Biography at dictionary of architects in Canada