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Re: Alfred Henry Markham
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2016, 16:45:15 »
Scoop, thankyou for looking into this for me.
Firstly my apologies for my typo which I cannot explain, except to play the old age card! We are looking for Albert.
The Medal is the Victory Medal which is engraved Albert Henry Markham and has the number 18354. This number (from his Army record) he received when he transferred from the Royal Artillery into the Royal Berks shortly after enlisting. His original R.A. number being 87131.
His next of kin are listed as mother Emma and brother George William, both living in Peterborough. From this I traced the family and Albert's birth was registered in Oxford 1st qtr 1888. This birth year is recorded in subsequent census as is mother Emma's address in 1911, confirmed on Albert's enlistment papers. Unfortunately the Army did not record a date of birth, but Albert is shown to be 24 yrs old, he was in fact 27 yrs old.
Albert's bapt. record gives a dob 25 Jan 1888, the same as that shown by grandarog, The death reg. in Devon 1965 also shows a correct birth year of 1888.
Winifred Daisy Teed's Birth reg is in 2nd qtr 1894, near Exeter Devon. 1911 census gives a birth year of "about 1893" so fairly consistent. Thereafter as you rightly note it gets very wobbly. I cannot yet confirm an actual date.
It seems then that between 1935/9 they removed to Devon and both died there, Albert in 1965, Winifred 1989. I haven't found any children either.

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Re: Alfred Henry Markham
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2016, 13:55:48 »
Is it Alfred or Albert?  The topic says Alfred and the medal is engraved Albert?
What medal is it and is there anything else engraved on it (rank, service number or regiment)?

According to the GRO index, the Winifred Daisy Markham that died Q1 1989 Exeter has a birth date of 26 Jan 1897.  It doesn't match what Grandarog found in the 1939 register.

The electoral roll for Kensington 1939 confirms the names Grandarog found as;
Albert Henry Markham
Winifred Daisy Markham
at 50a St.Marks Road, Kensington.

This couple appear to have moved around London a bit:
1928 3 Busby place Camden
1930-32 163 Camden Road, Camden
1933 136 Earls Court Road, Kensington
1935-39 50a St. Marks Road, Kensington

I can't see any entries for them together as a couple before 1928 or after 1939 and no obvious family members are listed with them at any of the above addresses.


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Re: Alfred Henry Markham
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2016, 11:24:06 »
Thanks conan.

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Re: Alfred Henry Markham
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2016, 23:18:00 »
Most asylums have a 100 year moratorium on the release of records, so if he was an invalid in 1917 his records, if they exist, could be due for release next year.
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Re: Alfred Henry Markham
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2016, 16:02:08 »
Thanks for your help grandarog.
You noted an Albert Markham & Winifred Markham in 1939, were these man & wife? as I have since found a marriage of Albert H Markham & Winifred D.Teed, Greenwich, 1918. I have traced Winifred and she was born in Devon, nr. Exeter and an Albert H Markham and Winifred D Markham (Teed) died there.I can find no children unfortunately. 
Given Albert was invalided out of the Army with shell shock, I wonder if it was possible that he became a patient at Oakwood? Do you know if it is possible to access the records of the hospital? It was close to there that I found his medal.
Thanks again.

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Re: Alfred Henry Markham
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2016, 18:13:36 »
They appear to have married at West Ham in 1930 .Although the middle initial is R not H.(Probably a transcription error between the church register and the gov register.)

2 children . Brian M dob 1932  & Rosemary V 1935.

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Re: Alfred Henry Markham
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2016, 13:59:05 »
That is our man grandarog, his bapt. record gives 25 Jan 1888 as his birth date.

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Re: Alfred Henry Markham
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2016, 13:51:40 »
No connection established of yet. This appears to be the only A H Markham on the 1939 Register.
Living at .

50, St Marks Road , Kensington, London, England
 
   
Albert H Markham      25 Jan 1888   Flat Porter   
Winifred D Markham  27 Feb 1898   Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Alfred Henry Markham
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2016, 09:27:38 »
Many years ago whilst walking in woodland near Barming, I found a WW1 medal. It is engraved around the outer rim to Albert Henry Markham. I have traced Albert, born 1888 in Oxford, but he lived in Peterborough. He came from a family of butchers there. He enlisted firstly into the Royal Artillery but later transferred into the Royal Berkshire Regiment. He was invalided out in 1917 with "shell shock". Thereafter he disappears. His Army papers do not record a wife, his mother & brother are his next of kin. I have no idea how his medal came to be lost in Barming and I would like to return it to his family and my post is to ask if anyone in KHF knows of any connections Albert or his family may have had with Barming or Kent?

 

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