FRANCIS JOHN BARHAM

Born: 1887, Raniket, India.

Died: 28th September 1916; age 29; Died – Prisoner of War – Taurus Railway, Mesopotamia.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 16th November 1914 – Asia.

Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 6067

Regiment: Norfolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:                                                                                                                                                                                                            XXI.P.15

Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery,

Iraq.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   St. Botolphs Barracks, Colchester, Essex

Francis Barham was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Barham, 32, a Colour Sergeant in the 2nd Battalion of the Norfolk Regiment; born Ipswich.

Ellen Barham (nee White), 27; born Ireland.

Ellen Barham, 7, born Colchester, Essex.

Gussie Barham, 5, born India.

1901   Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich.

Francis was 14 years old, a General Labourer. He was living with his parents & siblings.

William, 42, Caretaker of Christchurch Mansion.

Ellen, 38.

Ellen, 17.

Albert David Barham, 7, born Colchester.

Charles Barham, 3, born Kildar, Ireland.

William Arthur Barham, 1, born Ipswich.

1911   Ceylon & India.

Francis was 24 years of age and a Private & a Musician in the 2nd Battalion of the Norfolk Regiment.

 

Francis is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich.

 

THE NORFOLK REGIMENT 2nd Battalion: http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/norfolk-regiment/

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