MARKHAM, John Joseph
(Service number 48860)

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Date 14 February 1889 Place of Birth Orari Bridge

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Orari Bridge
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Thomas MARKHAM (father), Orari Bridge
Religion Roman Catholic
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Date 27 March 1973 Age 84 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Geraldine Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 143, Plot 27
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Markham was the oldest son in the family of twelve of Thomas and Honora (Honoria, née Howe) Markham. John had been medically examined for military service in 1916 at Geraldine and rejected because of a sprained foot. He married Florence Annie Waite in 1929. His brother Michael also enlisted for service in World War I.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [17 September 2019]; Geraldine Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [17 September 2019]

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