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Name: Karl Kenneth Blackadar Rank: Major Service: Canadian Army Medical Corps Date of Birth: April 4, 1890 Place of Birth: Meteghan, Digby Co., NS Date of Enlistment: February 22, 1917 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Address at Enlistment: Hebron, Yarmouth Co., NS Age at Enlistment: 27 Occupation: Medical Doctor Martial Status: Single Next of Kin: Martha Blackadar (Mother) Hebron, Yarmouth Co., NS Veteran: World War I Enlisted: 1942 Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (RCAMC) Date of Death: May 7, 1947 Age at Death: 57 Cemetery: Halifax (Camp Hill) Cemetery Commemorated on Page 594 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on December 16 Major Blackadar was the son of John Archibald Blackadar (1864–1943) and Martha B. Blackadar, of Yarmouth and husband of Edith Magdalen (Johnsen) Blackadar (1890–1947), of Yarmouth. Karl Blackadar served in England and France with the Candian Army Medical Corps,19th Reserve Battalion, CAMC Depot, 217th Battalion, CAMC Shorncliffe, CCH Epson, CAMC Reserve and Training Depot, CAMC Canadian List, 7th Canadian Station Hospital, and the CAMC Casuality Company. In 1942 he enlisted with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (RCAMC). Obituary The death occurred in Halifax on May 7th of Major Karl Kenneth Blackadar after an illness of two weeks. Born April 4, 1880, in Hebron, Yarmouth County, Major Blackadar graduated from Dalhousie Medical School in 1916, following which he served overseas for two years as medical officer to the Dalhousie unit. Following his return he practised medicine at Mahone Bay and Meteghan. In 1927 he joined the Canadian National Steamships and served as surgeon on various "Lady" boats until the outbreak of the Second World War. He married Mrs. Edith M. Day of Bermuda in 1931. He joined the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (RCAMC) in 1942, and served at Yarmouth, Aldershot, and Halifax. Besides his wife Major Blackadar is survived by his mother, Mrs. J.A. Blackadar of Yarmouth, three daughters, and one brother, John, of the Hawaiian Islands. June 1947 Nova Scotia Medical Bulletin Medical Society of Nova Scotia Volume XXVI No.6 Sources: Canadian Virtual War Memorial Library and Archives Canada Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Karl Kenneth Blackadar
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Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine - Class of 1916