He was born on 25 January 1878 and educated at Tonbridge School and Clare College, Cambridge. After service as a trooper in the Queen's Own West Kent Yeomanry during the Boer War he was ordained in 1902. After a curacy at All Saints, Leamington he was an army Chaplain from 1903 to 1924. From 1924 to 1931 he was Vicar of St Mary, Ashford. An Honorary Chaplain to the King he was a Canon of St George’s, Windsor until his appointment to the Deanery. A noted author, he died on 31 May 1963.
Personal papers belonging to Blackburne are held in the archives at The Museum of Army Chaplaincy.
- London Gazette
- National Archives
- Crockford's Clerical Directory1947/1948 Oxford, OUP, 1947
- The Times, Saturday, 10 Feb 1934; pg. 12; Issue 46675; col C New Dean Of Bristol Canon H. W. Blackburne Appointed
- “Who was Who”1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
- "Blackburne, Harry William (BLKN897H)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Crockfords (ibid)
- Church web-site
- National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives
- Amongst others he wrote "This also happened on the Western Front, The Padre’s Story", 1932; "The Romance of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle", 1933; "Clergy in Wartime", 1939; and "A Thought for Sunday", 1942 > British Library web site accessed 21:18 GMT Saturday 16 January 2010
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Henry Lawe Corry Vully de Candole
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