MARKHAM SMITHSON 1894–1938
Born 19th August 1894 in Barnstone, Nottinghamshire
Baptised 16th September 1894 at St Andrew’s Church, Langar, Notts. Home address, Railway Cottages.
Married Daisy Millington 1919 in Bingham district and had six children
Died 1938 in Mansfield, Notts.
Age seven living at Barnstone Station with father Henry a widower working as a platelayer, brothers Ernest 11 and Harry 5, sisters Mabel 15 and Louise age 9. Mother Elizabeth Buxton died in 1898.
Age sixteen living with father Henry, brother Harry a railway porter and sister Mabel 25, in Station Cottages, Barnstone. Markham is employed as a general labourer.
Service Number: 27746
Military Unit: 17th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters, 117th Brigade, 39th Division
Theatre of War: France and Flanders
Medals Awarded: British War and Victory
From 1921 Census
Address: 125 Station Road, Carlton
Employment: Police Constable
Household: wife Daisy and son Leslie Reginald age 1.
Reason for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Worked in the parish of Radcliffe on Trent at Notts. County Asylum. He is noted on the hospital records as a temporary attendant who was serving with the Sherwood Foresters in 1916.
Commemorated on the roll of honour in Langar church. His brother Harry was a gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery, service number 77480.