Sanders, Edward Howard
b. 1831(?)
d. 1902-10
Edward Howard Sanders was born in Hampshire, England around 1831, but had been educated in Belgium and Germany. By the age of 23, Sanders rode into battle in the Crimean War (1854-56) as a member of the British-German lesion.1 And, also held a commission in the Imperial Austrian Army.2 Sanders' time in the military was depicted by his service as a cavalry man, before coming to New Caledonia he served in a number of European units such as: the Austrian Cavalry, Europe's Crack Calvalry, and the Second Hussars.3
Sanders was only 28 years old when he was appointed as gold commissioner in Yale in the Spring of 1859 and not long after he was appointed as Stipendiary Magistrate. By 1861, Sanders was both appointed as a county court judge and continued in his postion as gold commissioner tasked with prohibiting further mining operations due to a dangerous wagon road. During his time in Yale, Sanders was police magistrate, gold commissioner, justice of the peace, treasurer of the Yale Steam Navigation Company, and a member of the colonial legislature. In 1866, Sanders jurisdiction expanded to include the district of Hope. In 1867, Sanders moved to Lillooet where he became the gold commissioner and remained in this position until 1870.4 Later in his life, Sanders was made a county court judge in 1877 in the district of Clinton, serving in that post until he retired in 1881. He died at Bath, England, in October 1902.
  • 1. Edward Howard Sanders, Virtual Museum, Community Memories: Colourful Characters in Historic Yale.
  • 2. Frederick John Hatch, The British Columbia Police, 1858-1871, UBC.
  • 3. Edward Howard Sanders, Community Memories.
  • 4. Edward Howard Sanders, Community Memories; Hatch, The British Columbia Police.
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