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Andrew Blackburn

Headstone, Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery (photo R. Young September 2007) - No known copyright restrictions

Headstone, Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery (photo R. Young September 2007) - No known copyright restr …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Andrew AWMM
  • Surname
    Blackburn AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/2546 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 May 1894 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Kaiapoi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William Blackburn (father), Akaroa Street, Kaiapoi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 August 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/2546 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM CanterburyNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Andrew Blackburn was the son of William and Margaret Blackburn, of Clarkville, New Zealand. AWMM
    • PRIVATE A. BLACKBURN. Private Andrew Blackburn has been reported killed in action somewhere in France. Private Blackburn was the fourth and youngest son by the first marriage, of Mr William Blackburn, of Akaroa Street, Kaiapoi, and was born at Clarkeville [sic] on May 16, 1895, being 21 years of age at the time of his death. He was educated at the Clarkeville School. He left New Zealand with the Sixth Reinforcement and saw six weeks' active service on Gallipoli before going to France. Private Blackburn was of a quiet and retiring disposition, and extremely well liked. He was a member of the Kaiapoi Foresters' Lodge, and also the local boating club and brass band. He was employed at the Kaiapoi Woollen Mills. Public - Joan - Other relative - 23 April 2021 - Christchurch Sun 29 June 2016
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About death

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  • Death
    18 June 1916 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France AWMM II. A. 50. AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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23 April 2022Roger Brian OamaruOther relative
23 April 2021JoanOamaruOther relative

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