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 George Blackburn

George Blackburn

Birth
Ontario, Canada
Death 15 Nov 2006 (aged 90)
Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Burial Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 16720098 · View Source
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Author, Canadian World War II Veteran. Born in Wales, Ontario, Canada, he wrote the acclaimed three-part memoir "The Guns of Normandy: A Soldier's Eye View, France 1944", "The Guns of Victory" and "Where the Hell are the Guns?" which reflected on his experiences serving as a forward artillery observer during World War II. Blackburn received the Military Cross and the Order of Canada for his wartime service. Prior to the war, Blackburn began the career of a news correspondent for the Ottawa Journal during the 1930s.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 20 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16720098
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Blackburn (13 Feb 1916–15 Nov 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16720098, citing Pinecrest Cemetery, Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .