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Robert Charles Blackburn

1879 - 27/11/1919
Robert Charles Blackburn
Source: Bromley & District Times
CWGC Cemetery: Bromley (Plaistow) Cemetery
Other Memorials: National School (now Parish School)

Place of birth: Bromley, Kent
Last known address in Bromley: 53 Foxbury Road

Military information

Regiment/Service: Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Battalion/Ship: 1st/4th Bn
Rank: Private
Number: 201823

Family information

Parents: Henry & Fanny Blackburn (nee Doe)
Parents' occupation: Tailor
Siblings: George Henry, Alfred Morley, Ethel Harriette, Fanny Elizabeth, Catherine Mary (Kitty), Christopher Thomas, Harry, Ada May, Florence Mary, Joseph Arthur
Wife: Beatrice Whitmarsh
Marriage date: 1902
Children: May

Census information

1891
Address: 15 Heathfield Road
1901
Address: Kingswood Lodge, Shortlands
Occupation: Gardener
1911
Address: 53 Foxbury Road
Occupation: Jobbing gardener

Extra details

Robert was the seventh of Henry and Fanny Blackburn's eleven children. He attended the National School before becoming a jobbing gardener. In 1902 he married Beatrice Whitmarsh, they had one daughter.

Robert joined the Royal West Kents in 1916 and spent his time in India. He was returning home from India when he was taken ill off of Gibraltar. He landed at Devonport on 21st November and was taken straight to Devonport hospital where he died on the 27th.>/p>

Additional photographs

Source: Bromley (Plaistow) Cemetery
Source: Bromley (Plaistow) Cemetery

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