2636 Sergeant Ernest Augustine Markham.

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Posted on 20 April 2021

2636 Sergeant Ernest Augustine Markham.

Born : 1891, Grenfell, NSW

Enlisted :14th June 1915

8th Reinforcements, 4th Battalion, Australian Infantry

Embarked A54, HMAT Runic at Sydney, 9th August 1915

Joined Battalion, Gallipoli Peninsula, 4 November 1915

Transferred to 1st Infantry Brigade Machine Gun Company, 12th March 1916

Wounded in Action, Shrapnel Wound Back, Spinal Injury, 30th December 1916

1st Company, Australian Machine Gun Corps

Died of Wounds, Gun Shot Wound Back, Spinal Injury, 4th January 1917

Buried: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France

 

Next of Kin:  Father Mr Edmund Markham

                                      Darby Falls

                                      Cowra

 

Epitaph on Headstone

"In a Hallowed Grave He Sleeps Unknown"

 

1914 / 15 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal