1st February: Britain declares war on Revolutionary France. (This conflict, which lasted until 1802, is properly known as the French Revolutionary War, though it often gets put together with the Napoleonic War.)


1st February: Tom Oxley is born in Woolwich to a Dockyard worker and his wife

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Tom Oxley as a Royal Marine drummer aged 16

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