30 Jun 1793 - 23 Feb 1867
Date added: 28 Jan 2015
Robert was my Great, Great, Great grandfather. He was born in New Pellon, Ovenden, Halifax, Yorkshire on 30th June 1793. He is recorded as being 5 feet 9 inches tall with brown hair, grey eyes and of dark complexion and by trade was a weaver.
He enlisted aged 19 years on 16th August 1813 and took part in the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815 under Lt.-Col. Sir Robert Chambre Hill’s troop where he was wounded. He was discharged on the 7 February 1817 with a good character. He was granted a small pension.
He was admitted to The Royal Hospital Chelsea on 18th January 1853.
Robert married Martha Atkinson in November 1821 at St John the Baptist Church in Halifax and together they had five children, James born in 1823, Mary born in 1825, Mathew born in 1826, John born in 1827 and Elizabeth born in 1830. All the children were born in New Pellon.
Robert died on 23rd February 1867 at 72, Crossley Terrace, Halifax and is buried in Lister Lane cemetery Halifax, grave number 3819, along with other members of his family.
We have his Waterloo medal which has been passed down through the family and had it restored to its original condition with ribbon. I am trying to find out why Robert had a love of horses and why he joined the Royal Horse Guards.