The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private M P Mark


Private Marcus Peter MARK, G/5620, 6th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 4th April 1916, age 39.

Born Brighton, Sussex, son of Johann Wilhelm & Maria Mark.

6th October 1901, The Parish Church, Brighton, Sussex, married Kate Louise Walter, spinster, 140 St James Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Children - Frederick Charles Mark, born 19th April 1902, Brighton, Sussex; Stanley Edgar Mark, born 23rd November 1903, Brighton, Sussex; Kate Louise Mark, born 13th December 1905, Brighton, Sussex; Horace Marcus Mark, born 20th August 1907, Brighton, Sussex; Christine Doris Mark, born 7th September 1909, Brighton, Sussex; Ella Evelyn Mark, born 23rd January 1912, Brighton, Sussex; Ivy Ena Mark, born 22nd August 1913, Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Reginald Cecil Mark, born 26th September 1915, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

1911 Census - 20 Molesworthy Street, Hove, Sussex - Marcus Mark, head, age 34, married, factory foreman, mineral water, worker, born Brighton, Sussex; Kate Mark, wife, age 29, married 9 years, 5 children, all still alive, born Camberwell, London; Frederick Mark, son, age 8, born Brighton, Sussex; Stanley Mark, son, age 7, born Hove, Sussex; Kate Mark, daughter, age 5, born Hove, Sussex; Horace Mark, son, age 3, born Hove, Sussex; Christina Mark, daughter, age 1, born Hove, Sussex; Maria Mark, mother, age 76, widow, born Ilfracombe, Devon.

Enlisted  Tonbridge, Kent, age 37 years & 295 days, height 5ft 5 inches, scar of right epyema operation, deficient expansion of right lung, teeth indifferent.  Resided 140 St James Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Formerly mineral water maker.

Home, 30th January 1915 to 28th June 1915; BEF, 29th June 1915 to 4th April 1916.

30th January 1915, enlisted; 2nd February 1915, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 6th February 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 2nd May 1915, absent from Tattoo 3rd May 1915, 7 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 3 days pay; 27th May to 30th May 1915, awarded 96 hours detention by Commanding Officer for drunkenness; 29th June 1915, posted BEF & 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th August 1915, 12th Infantry Base Depot, joined 12th Entrenching Battalion; 10th October 1915, rejoined Battalion; 20th March 1916, attended 12th Division, School of Instruction for Stoke Mortar Course; 24th March 1916, rejoined Battalion.

23rd October 1916, pension awarded of 30/6 a week, for widow and eight children.

Commemorated at Loos Memorial, Panel 95 to 97, France.

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