Private EDWARD BLACKBURN (photo added)

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Rank Private
Forenames EDWARD
Surname BLACKBURN (photo added)
Initials E
Place of Birth NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, NORTHUMBERLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Wednesday, 07 June 1944
Age 20
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, NORTHUMBERLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
Service Number 14554052
Force British Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 12 Parachute Battalion (6th Airborne Division)
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration RANVILLE CHURCHYARD
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location Grave 4.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph NO EPITAPH
Family Details SON OF WILLIAM AND MARGARET (neé GILHOLM) BLACKBURN, WIFE OF ELIZABETH (neé GOULDBURN) BLACKBURN. FATHER OF EDDY BLACKBURN.

Additional Information

EDWARD BLACKBURN was born in Newcastle in 1924.

 

 

Private EDWARD BLACKBURN, undated.1

 

 

References
1. Photograph and additional information, unless otherwise credited, kindly provided by Eddy Blackburn, son of Private EDWARD BLACKBURN.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph: Eddy Blackburn, son of Private EDWARD BLACKBURN.
Additional photographs provided by: Carl Shilleto
Additional information provided by: Eddy Blackburn, son of Private EDWARD BLACKBURN.

 

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Ballywalter County Down Northern Ireland

Joan McFarland

I have just returned from Normandy. I visited it with the Ulster History Forum. I wanted to say thankyou and remember this young soldier especially.

On Friday, October 2, 2015