Private John Henry Blackburn was born on August 7, 1918. He was the son of George Ashley Blackburn and Bessie Caroline Barnes. He was married and worked as a machinist. He enlisted in the military on March 28, 1941 in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. He died on May 26, 1944. His death is listed as died non-battle. He is buried in Union Cemetery in Knox County.

The Knoxville Journal, May 30, 1944
Pvt. J.H. Blackburn, husband of Mrs. Pauline Blachburn, Route 2, Concord, died at 12:35 p.m. Friday at Drew Field, Fla., his wife was notified by the War Department yesterday. Private Blackburn is survived by his wife; daughter, Marie Blackburn. Funeral services will be held at Union Baptist Church.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 7 August 1918
  • Date of death: 26 May 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Concord
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Union Cemetery, Ritta, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
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