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Private Robert Bloxham

Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum Online Book
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of 1st Bn. 52nd REGIMENT OF FOOT (Oxfordshire)

Captain Robert. Campbell's Company

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Date added: 11 May 2017

Submitted by: Emma-Jane Bloxham 

My great great great grandfather Robert Bloxham was born around 1780 in Banbury Oxfordshire and was Baptised 13/07/1781 in Banbury.

He first served in 66th foot regiment, his service dates were 14/05/1803 - 24/12/1811 and he completed 8yrs 225 days.

He then enlisted in the 52nd foot regiment on 25/12/1811 in Zamora Spain and was discharged 24/02/1819 - during this time he served in Waterloo.

He was 5ft 5inch tall, had brown hair and grey eyes with a pale complexion. His trade was recorded as a weaver and he was discharged aged 40yrs.
He was awarded Waterloo Medal 1815 as a Private in the 1st Btn 52nd Foot Reg WO 97/653/102
His army records show he was discharged on 24/02/1819 after serving 16 yrs 227 days and was given 2 extra years for serving in Waterloo which made a total of 18yrs 227 days.

He later married Ann after his discharge and moved to Shipton on Stour where he had twin sons Robert and William. They were recorded in the 1841 Census as leaving in Blackwell Hamlet, Tredington and working as weavers

He died not much later in Tredington in 1844.

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