Blackburn, Charles Archie D'Arcy

Date of birth:
1899
Date of death:
1984
Service number:
46796
Nationality:
New Zealander (1907-1947, Dominion UK)

Biography

Career:
1941: Commanding Officer 19th New Zealand Infantry Battalion;
1942 - 1943: Commanding Officer 1st New Zealand Tank Brigade.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Action:
The MID was awarded for actions on Crete when Major Blackburn (Acting Commanding Officer 19th New Zealand Infantry Battalion) used a captured MG34 to snipe on enemy who had pinned down some of his soldiers near Galatas.
Mentioned in Despatches

Sources

  • Photo 1: Zayne van Bommel
  • Photo: Zayne van Bommel
  • - Sinclair W.S., The Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War, 19 Battalion and Armoured Regiment, 1954

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