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Edward Blore Bednall (1872–1931)

After a life spent in the service of the Commercial Bank of Australia, Limited, the death has occurred of Mr. Edward Blore Bednall, of Magill road, Tranmere.

Born in Adelaide 58 years ago, Mr Bednall was educated at Whinham College, which has been the training ground of many men prominent in the business and professional life of Adelaide. He joined the staff of the Commercial Bank in Adelaide more than 40 years ago, and has since occupied many important positions.

He acted as accountant at Port Adelaide and Mount Gambier branches, but later returned to Adelaide for a time. At the beginning of 1904 he was appointed manager of the branch at Port Wakefield, where he remained until 1906.

For six years Mr. Bednall then had charge of the Port Adelaide office of the bank and for the following seven years was manager at Balaklava. While in that district he was president of the Balaklava Institute and a member of the committee and treasurer of Balaklava Racing Club.

He took over the management of Norwood branch in 1919, since when the business has made steady progress. Recently he was forced to retire from the active service list owing to illness, and had been ailing ever since.

During his stay at Norwood Mr. Bednall earned the regard of all clients of the bank. He was also popular throughout the whole service.

He was much esteemed in sporting circles. For four years he was honorary treasurer of Kensington and Norwood Institute; and he occupied the same position in Norwood Bowling Club.

He took a keen interest in many sporting activities. He was an enthusiastic supporter of bowls. In the 1910-11 season he was champion of Semaphore Bowling Club, and won the State bowling championship. In latter years he played regularly for Norwood Club.

Followers of cricket will recall the days when Mr. Bednall was a member of West Torrens A Grade team for two seasons, and of Adelaide senior eleven for one term.

Mr. Bednall leaves a widow, two sons–Warren and Colin–and a daughter–Shirley.

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Additional Resources

  • profile, News (Adelaide), 17 April 1929, p 13
  • funeral, News (Adelaide), 23 January 1931, p 6

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'Bednall, Edward Blore (1872–1931)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 29 February 2024.

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3 May, 1872
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


22 March, 1931 (aged 58)
Tranmere, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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