John Blackburn (footballer)

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Colonel John Edward Blackburn CB (born 30 April 1851 in Edinburgh; died 29 September 1927) was a Scottish footballer and soldier.

In 1869, he entered the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich and was commissioned in the Royal Engineers in 1871. He played for the Royal Engineers A.F.C. and Scotland.[1]

He was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath in the 1917 New Year Honours for services during the First World War.[2]


  1. ^ (Smith 2013, p. 26)
  2. ^ "No. 29916". The London Gazette (Supplement). 23 January 1917. p. 923. 

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