Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Edric Frederick Gifford
Principal Honours
3rd Baron (1872)
Victoria Cross (1874)
Birth
Date 5 July 1849 Place London, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
Arrived WA on Rosette circa October 1880
Parents
Eldest son of Robert Francis, 2nd Baron, and Frederica Charlotte Fitzhardinge Berkley
Marriage and Family
Married 22 April 1880, Parish Church of St Peter’s, Pimlico, London, England to Sophia Catherine Street (born circa 1860), daughter of General John Alfred
No children
Death
Date 5 July 1911Place Chichester, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Cemetery Cause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Education
Educated Harrow
Occupation
Soldier
Employment History
1869 entered 83rd Foot
1872 succeeded to title
1873 exchanged to 24th Foot
Lieutenant in Ashanti War, receiving VC for distinguished gallantry at taking of Bequeh
1876 exchanged to 57th Foot
1878–1879 in Cyprus
1879 aide-de-camp to Wolesley in Zulu War
Retired from Army as Brevet Major
Colonial Secretary, Gibraltar 1883–1887
1889 director British South Africa Company
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Party
Date Elected
2 November 1880
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1883
Electorate
Nominated
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • Nominated MLC 2 November 1880–21 January 1883

Office
  • Colonial Secretary 2 November 1880–21 January 1883
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
Departed WA in January 1883 on Rob Roy
Qualifications
References
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2001, p. 12.
Burke, Genealogical and Heraldic History of Colonial gentry, Vol 2.
R Erickson, ed, The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, volume II, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, WA, 1987.
Who Was Who, (1897–1915)
Further Information
Bibliography

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