Sir Arthur Blakiston, 7th Baronet

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Sir Arthur Frederick Blakiston, 7th Baronet , MC (b West Derby 16 June 1892 [1] – d Salisbury 31 January 1974[2]) was a rugby union international [3] wing [4] who represented England twelve times between 1920 and 1925, and the British Lions in all four test matches during their 1924 tour of South Africa.

Blakiston was educated at Bedford School, Trent College and Emmanuel College, Cambridge.[5] He served in the Great War as an officer[6] in the Royal Field Artillery[7] and was awarded the Military Cross.[8] He played for Northampton, Liverpool, Blackheath and the Barbarians. A farmer, he was Master of the South Shropshire Foxhounds.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ thePeerage.com
  2. ^ Deaths The Times (London, England), Saturday, Feb 02, 1974; pg. 24; Issue 59004
  3. ^ “Centenary History of the Rugby Union” McWhirter, R/ Titley, U.A: Trowbridge, Redwood press, 1970
  4. ^ ESPNscrum.com
  5. ^ Who's Who Vol. VII (1971-80) (London, 1981), p. 77
  6. ^ London Gazette
  7. ^ WW1 talk
  8. ^ Edinburgh Gazette
  9. ^ Obituary The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Feb 05, 1974; pg. 14
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Charles Edward Blakiston
6th Baronet
Baronet
(of London)
1941–1974
Succeeded by
Sir Arthur Norman Hunter Blakiston
8th Baronet