The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Company Sergeant Major J T Markham


Photograph by "Philipe DEGROOTE"

Company Serjeant Major Joseph Thomas MARKHAM, S/424, 1st Battalion, attached 6th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 7th October 1916, age 40.

13th January 1876/77, born Marylebone, Middlesex son of Joseph Thomas & Georgina Markham.

11th February 1877, St Marylebone, Westminster, baptism of Joseph Thomas Markham, son of Joseph, (cab driver), & Georgina Markham, 16 David Street.

16th September 1897, 97th Foot Soldiers, Regimental Registers of Service - Joseph Thomas Markham, attested 16th September 1897, London, born Marylebone, Middlesex, Religion Cof E, age 20, height 5ft 3½ inches, trade coachman.

30th July 1910, All Saints, Writtle, Essex, Joseph Thomas Markham, (father Joseph Thomas Markham), age 33, married Caroline Alice Edwards, (father David Edward Edwards), age 25, of 16, St. John's Road, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex.

1911 Census - No.56, Royal Military Avenue, Cheriton, Kent - Joseph Markham, head, age 34, married, Chef Army Contractors, worker, born Marylebone, Middlesex; Caroline Markham, wife, age 26, married under 1 year, no children, born Writtle, Essex; Emily Edwards, sister in law, age 21, single, housemaid domestic, worker, born Writtle, Essex.

Children - Lilian Rhoda Markham, born 16th May 1911, Writtle, Essex; Alice May Markham, born 27th December 1912, Writtle, Essex.

Enlisted Maidstone, Kent.  Resided Whittle, Essex.

1st June 1915, posted BEF.

Buried at Bancourt British Cemetery, IX. H. 11., France.


London Gazette 23rd August 1916.

His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the field to the under mentioned Non-commissioned Officers and Men:

424 Sjt. J. T. Markham, Royal West Kent Regiment.

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