William David Markham
William David Markham
Corps: Royal Garrison Artillery Regiment No: 70509 Rank: Acting Bombardier

The photograph taken during 1914 - 18 War, aged about 26 years
Born 27 August 1890 at Newton Longville. Died October 1952

William was wounded during the war and it was while recovering at a hospital in London, that he met and married Alice King November 3rd 1917 at St. Andrew, Catford. When their first daughter was born, William wrote home from France saying to call her Marcelle, in the hope his family would guess he was in Marseille, France.

After the war he returned home to Castlethorpe where he farmed until his death in 1952