Montague Wilfred Markham

Memorial: Badminton Memorial Hall - Hayes Lane

Regiment: Scots Guards

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Second Lieutenant

Parents: Edwin and Emily Evelyn Lucy Markham

Marital status: Married

Home address: Home Address: Badminton Lived: 1901 Census – Boarder at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey

Pre-war occupation: Agent

Date of birth: 20/11/1884

Date of death: 29/08/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: Tyne Cot Memorial (Panel 10)

Age: 32

Further information:

Some records spell Montague without the ‘e’.

Montague was born on 20/11/1884 – Baptised St Mary and Eanswythe Church, Folkstone 18/12/1884. He married Dorothy Ram in Kensington on 17/09/1914. Montague and Dorothy had one daughter Rosemary born 14 July 1916.

Montague’s father was Lieut-General Sir Edwin Markham in the British Army. He died in April 1918 aged 85. On the 1891 Census, the family lived in St George’s Hannover Square, London
There is a remembrance plaque to Montague in St Michael and All Angels Church, Badminton which adds the fact that he was an agent at Badminton for 10 years.

He was also a shareholder in the Great Western Railway company together with Abel Ram (Father in law) and Major Lionel Smith.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Findmypast (Soldiers Died during the Great War, 1901 & 1911 Census etc), Volunteer Researcher John Davis.