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Charles Blunsom
Military Records


Proceedings for ... recording the Services, Conduct, Character, and cause of Discharge, 1869

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  2. Page 2, detailed statement of services
  3. Page 3, medical report
  4. Page 4, final description

Charles Blunsom was born at Rushton in Northamptonshire on 20th February 1820 and was baptised on 20th August the following year at the Independent church in neighbouring Rothwell. He was the son of James and Sarah Blunsom, one of at least seven children.

In 1841 Charles was living in Desborough with his older brother Henry, both working as bakers. Henry continued as a baker at Desborough whilst Charles enlisted in the Royal Artillery as a gunner. His 27 years service included more than 6 years in Barbados.

After he left the army he lived in Cornwall, boarding with an ex-marine George Hooney, or Honey. He died in 1888.