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Painting of Edward Mockler by an anonymous painter, before 1889. (Private collection)

MOCKLER, EDWARD (1842-1927), British army officer and diplomat who contributed to the study of Baluchi and Baluchistan.

Life. Edward Mockler was born on 18 September 1842 at Belgaum (present-day Belagavi in Karnataka) in India. His father, Edward Mockler sen. (1810-1887), was a surgeon-major in the East India Company. His mother, Ann Sarah Pritchard died in 1845, and Edward Mockler senior married Julia Ferryman in 1851. One of their children was Augustus Ferryman Mockler-Ferryman (1856-1930), who became an officer in the British army in West Africa and published extensively on the region.