Born: 1877, Ipswich.

Died: 12th June 1916; Died of Wounds – Kitchener Hospital, Brighton, East Sussex.

Residence: Colchester, Essex.

Enlistment Location: Colchester, Essex.

Date of Entry Therein: 30th August 1915 – France.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 3/3407

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 11th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Brighton City (Bear Road) Cemetery,

East Sussex.




1881   9, Victoria Street, Ipswich.


Charles was 3 years old and living with his parents, brother & paternal uncle.

William Markham, 24, a Gardener’s Labourer, born Sproughton, Suffolk.

Annie Markham (nee Sewell), 29, born Leiston, Suffolk.

William Arthur Markham, 5, born Ipswich.

Samuel Markham, 56, a widower, a Farm Labourer, born Sproughton.


1891   59, Prospect Road, Ipswich.


Charles was 13 years old, a Shop Boy. He was living with his parents & siblings.

William, 39, a Jobbing Gardener.

Annie, 40.

William, 15, a Shop Boy.

Grace Louisa Markham, 9, born Ipswich.

Daisy Annie Markham, 5, born Ipswich.


In 1904, Colchester, Essex, Charles married, Beatrice Hetty Emma Tuner, born 1883, Clacton, Essex. They had 2 sons:

Arthur Wilfred Bertie Markham, born 1907, Colchester, Essex.

Stanley H. Markham, born 1912, Colchester, Essex.


On the 1911 census , Charles’s wife & son were living with his mother-in-law at her home – 18, Pownall Crescent, Colchester, Essex. His wife’s grandfather was also living at the house.

Sarah Ann Turner, 45, a widow, a Tailor’s Finisher, born Tendering.

Emma Hetty Markham, 26.

Arthur, 4.

George Powell, 75, a widower, a Farm Labourer, born Great Bentley.


  Essex Regiment, 11th Battalion

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