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BlackburnThomas40261TrooperSource: Nominal roll in WO127Rimington's Guides
BlackburnWA Division
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
South African Constabulary
BlackburnW2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Lincolnshire Regiment
BlackburnW5605PrivateWounded. Wepener, 8-24 April 1900
1st Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Blackburn W9864PrivateQSA (6)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Talana from the Talana book
King's Royal Rifle Corps
BlackburnW1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
King's Royal Rifle Corps
BlackburnW H30150GunnerWounded. Vlakfontein, 29 May 1901
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
28th Battery, RFA
BlackburnWilliam5605PrivateMounted Infantry Company, 1st Battalion
Source: QSA roll
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
BlackburnWilliam Clarence213Source: Medal rollsCanada, 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles
BlackburnWilliam Valentine23458TrooperSource: Nominal roll in WO127Kitchener's Horse
BlackburneA E271TrooperList of medals returned from Cape Town
Source: QSA medal roll in WO100/246
Colonial Light Horse
BlackburneC CLieutenantNatal 1906 (1)
Source: Recipients of the Natal 1906 Medal
Royston's Horse
BlackburneCharles H7447PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls36th Company, 9th Btn, IY
BlackburneCharles HaroldCaptainBLACKBURNE, CHARLES HAROLD, Captain, was born 20 May 1870, son of C E Blackburne and of Mary Riley, widow of W Shadforth Boger. He was educated at Tonbridge; served in South Africa with the 11th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry, 1900-2. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 29 July 1902]; awarded the King's and Queen's Medals, and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "Charles Harold Blackburne, Captain, 11th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was Assistant Secretary to the Transvaal Repatriation Department in 1902, and from 1902 to 1906 Manager of the Transvaal Government Stud. He became Captain in the 5th Dragoons (from the Special Reserve) August 1914. He served in the European War. He was severely wounded at Ypres 13 May 1915, and was given the Brevet of Major 3 June following. He served on the Headquarters Staff, Dublin, and was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 1 January 1917, in recognition of his services during the Irish Rebellion. He was appointed GSO2, 25 January 1917, and GSO1, 19 April, 1918; was mentioned in Despatches. Lieutenant Colonel Blackburne was foully murdered, together with both his children, by the torpedoing of the Leinster 10 October 1918. He married, in 1903, Emily Beatrice, daughter of the Reverend Canon H D Jones, and the two small children who went down with their father were: Charles Bertram, born 3 September 1911, and Beatrice Audrey, born 24 June, 1907.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
11th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry
BlackburneEdward Lee30PrivateSource: OZ-Boer databaseQueensland, 7th Battalion Australian Commonwealth
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