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Charles Frederick Markham WW1 casualty

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Ken Report 20 Sep 2018 14:36

Charles above died March 1915 details I have :-
Born 1887 Wicker Sheffield
Reg no 8892 / 2nd Bn / KOYLI
Medal index for 1914 Star
Medal index for War & Victory medal
War gratuity List paid to widow
I have ancestry but cannot find a SERVICE RECORD
GR says they have one from WO96 or is this information what I have already
Thanks Ken


PatinCyprus Report 20 Sep 2018 15:24

First name(s) Charles Frederick
Last name Markham
Birth year 1888
Birth parish Wicker
Birth town Sheffield
Birth county Yorkshire
Birth country England
Service number 9490
Regiment King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Year 1906
Attestation date 03 Apr 1906
Attestation age years 18
Attestation age months 10
Attestation service number 9490
Attestation corps 3rd Bn K O Yorkshire L I
Document type Attestation
Series Wo 96 - Militia Service Records 1806-1915
Archive The National Archives
Archive reference WO 96
Box 897
Box record number 88
Record set British Army Service Records
Collections from Great Britain, England
Subcategory Regimental & Service Records
Category Military, armed forces & conflict

Found his docs on Find My Past


PatinCyprus Report 20 Sep 2018 16:05

He seems to have been attested for the militia - early territorials then joined the regular army. If you want more details let me know.


Ken Report 20 Sep 2018 17:08

Many thanks for reply
What else can you tell me, (I have his 1914 Mons Star.)
Why do his papers not come up with Ancestry who I have an account
possible diff join no, but should appear on a full name birth search etc.
Ken Markham


KathleenBell Report 20 Sep 2018 17:36

Was his mother Rose Markham of Stour Lane, Wadsley Bridge, Sheffield? If so the record Pat mentioned is the right one.

He had two brothers called John Henry and George William.

Don't know why the army number is different.

Kath. x


KathleenBell Report 20 Sep 2018 17:58

This looks like his birth:-

Last name MARKHAM
Birth year 1887
Birth quarter 2
Registration month -
Mother's maiden name Evans
District Sheffield
County Yorkshire
Country England
Volume 9C
Page 535
Record set England & Wales Births 1837-2006

and his parent's marriage:-

First name(s) WILLIAM
Last name MARKHAM
Marriage quarter 2
Marriage year 1871
Registration month -

MarriageFinder ™

WILLIAM MARKHAM married one of these people

Sarah Ann Ibbotson, >>>>>>Rose Evans<<<<<<

District Sheffield
District number -
County Yorkshire
Country England
Volume 9C
Volume as transcribed 9C
Page number 488
Record set England & Wales Marriages 1837-2005

Kath. x


PatinCyprus Report 20 Sep 2018 18:05

Confirming Evans as MMN

GRO Reference: 1887 J Quarter in SHEFFIELD Volume 09C Page 535

Have sent a file containing military attestation papers to Ken


Ken Report 20 Sep 2018 19:18

Thanks for all info its where I had got too myself
I was just at a loss why I could not find his service records on Ancestry when other sites kept showing one existed but that now has been confirmed as Militia record,
his later papers most likely lost.
Thank You


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 24 Sep 2018 18:40

It could well be they were among the 70% destroyed during WW2


Elizabeth Report 26 Sep 2018 20:30

The one with service no; 8892 died 3rd of March in Zillebeke , His wife was Alice


ArgyllGran Report 30 Sep 2018 17:16

Alice remarried - there's mention of Mrs Alice Kenton by 1919 on Army Register of Soldiers' Effects:

Marriages Jun 1917 (>99%)
Kenton Frank Markham Farnham 2a 307
Markham Alice R E Kenton Farnham 2a 307


ArgyllGran Report 30 Sep 2018 17:25

Alice R E Kenton
in the 1939 England and Wales Register
Name: Alice R E Kenton
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 26 May 1891
Residence Year: 1939
Address: 38
Residence Place: Aldershot, Hampshire, England
Occupation: Unpaid Domestic Duties
Schedule Number: 83
Sub Schedule Number: 2
Enumeration District: EDAH
Registration district: 105 (1)
Inferred Spouse: Frank Kenton
Household Members:
Frank Kenton
Alice R E Kenton

No closed records.

Mrs A E R Markham
in the 1911 England Census
Name: Mrs A E R Markham
Age in 1911: 20
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
Relation to Head: Sister-in-law
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Aldershot, Huntingdonshire
Civil Parish: Sheffield
County/Island: Yorkshire-West Riding
Country: England
Street address: 46 Bland St Sheffield
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: House Wife Border [Housewife scored out ]
Registration district: Sheffield
Registration District Number: 510
Sub-registration district: East Brightside
ED, institution, or vessel: 20
Piece: 27979
Household Members:
Name Age
Fred Warhurst 34
F Emma Warhurst 34
Mary A Pearce 11
A E R Markham 20

Married 1 year.


ArgyllGran Report 30 Sep 2018 17:28


Marriages Mar 1910 (>99%)
BROOKER Alice Farnham 2a 251
MARKHAM Frederick Farnham 2a 251


ArgyllGran Report 30 Sep 2018 17:34


Alice Brooker
in the 1901 England Census
Name: Alice Brooker
Age: 10
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
Relation to Head: Granddaughter
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Aldershot, Hampshire, England
Civil Parish: Aldershot
Ecclesiastical parish: Holy Trinity
County/Island: Hampshire
Country: England
Registration district: Farnham
Sub-registration district: Aldershot
ED, institution, or vessel: 03
Piece: 610
Folio: 59
Page Number: 24
Household schedule number: 160
Household Members:
Name Age
Martha May 70
James May 18
Walter May 19
Alice Brooker 10
Ernest May 3
Frederick Knight 18
John Thorpe 19

??? (but not Aldershot)

GRO Reference: 1891 J Quarter in LAMBETH Volume 01D Page 457