Ord, Harry St George (1819 -1885)

Sir Harry St George Ord was the son of Captain Harry Gough Ord, Royal Artillery, and Louisa Latham, of Bexley in Kent. He was educated at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, and entered the Royal Engineers 1837, rising to Lieutenant 1839, Captain 1846, Major 1854, Lieutenant Colonel 1859, Colonel 1864 and Major General 1869, when he retired on full pay. He was Brigade Major in the expedition to the Baltic in 1854, was at the siege and capture of Bomarsund, and was awarded the Russian War Medal. He was appointed Commissioner to the Gold Coast 1855 1856, and assisted the ambassadors at Paris, 1856 1857, and at The Hague, 1860, in negotiations with respect to the colonial possessions of France and the Netherlands,. He was Lieutenant Governor of Dominica 1857 1860, Governor and Commander in Chief of Bermuda 1860 1866, was a special envoy to the coast of Africa in 1864, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Straits Settlements 1867 1873, C.G.M.G, K.B. 1867, and Governor of South Australia 1877 1880. He married, 28 May 1846, Julia Graham, daughter of Admiral James Carpenter, and they had three sons. Ord took considerable interest in the Royal Zoological Society, of which he was an honorary Fellow, and presented them with animals from many of the parts of the world in which he had lived.

Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Ord, Harry St George (1819 - 1885) (Stamp 1) Motto: Mitis et fortis
Crest: An elk's [stag’s] head couped
Heraldic Charges: stag's head couped