Major John George Blackburne

Major John George Blackburne

Army Number : n/a

Battalion : 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Awards : Mentioned in Despatches

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Born at Oldham, Lancashire, 12th March 1872.  Son of John George Lees Blackburne and Mary Shadforth Boger Blackburne, of Dryclough, Oldham; Husband of Lilian Monica Blackburne, of New Century Club, Hay Hill, London, W.1. Educated at Charterhouse School, Goldaming, Surrey and Royal Miltary College, Sandhurst.  He was commissioned Second Lieutenant to the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters 19th November 1892, was promoted Lieutenant 3rd April 1895. He retired on 28th December 1898. He rejoined to serve in the 45th Company Imperial Yeomanry (Irish Hunt Contingent)  in the South African War 1899 to 1902, being awarded the Queen’s medal and two clasps. He re-enlisted on the outbreak of the First World War and was promoted Major and Second in Command of the 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment on 29th October 1914. He went to Gallipoli on 1st July 1915 and was killed in action, 22nd August 1915, age 42, during the attack at Ismail Oglu Tepe (Chocolate Hill), Turkey.

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Buried: Green Hill Cemetery, Turkey. Plot 1. Row C. Grave 2.

Green Hill Cemetery, Turkey.
Major John George Blackburne
Photograph of gravestone kindly supplied
by Eric Webb.

Major John George Blackburne is also commemorated on the following memorials:-
Charterhouse School Chapel War Memorial, Goldaming, Surrey.