Wednesday 1 September 2010

Private Edward Markham

Born on 22 February 1894 in Cork, Ulster, Ireland - brother of Florence Markham, Graveley, Huntingtonshire, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Owen Sound, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8.75 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; grey eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 147th Battalion, CEF, in Owen Sound, Ontario, on 13 March 1916 (number 838990) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - wounded on 27 August 1917 - invalided to England on 11 September 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 4 or 5 April 1918 - wounded on 3 September 1918 - invalided to England on 6 September 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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