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MY Great grandfather was a british soldier
« on: Friday 11 September 20 12:25 BST (UK) »
apparently he was buried in Birmingham, can anyone advise how i could get hold of army records or graveyard records .

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Re: MY Great grandfather was a british soldier
« Reply #1 on: Friday 11 September 20 18:53 BST (UK) »
If he died during the war, check the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site to see if he is listed there.

If you let us know his name and when he died, it might be possible to find out more.

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Re: MY Great grandfather was a british soldier
« Reply #2 on: Friday 11 September 20 18:58 BST (UK) »
His name was charles henry Marklew, married an irish girl called Kate Ennis, don t know the year he died yet.


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Re: MY Great grandfather was a british soldier
« Reply #3 on: Friday 11 September 20 19:05 BST (UK) »
his wife died in 1923 aged 28 and he was already deceased at that point.
and his daughter was born in 1921, so its probably 1922/23

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Re: MY Great grandfather was a british soldier
« Reply #4 on: Friday 11 September 20 19:28 BST (UK) »
Is this his death?

MARKLEW, CHARLES  HENRY     29 
GRO Reference: 1922  J Quarter in MANCHESTER  Volume 08D  Page 238

Gives a birth year of 1893

This could be his birth

MARKLEW, CHARLES  HENRY     DAVIS 
GRO Reference: 1892  S Quarter in BIRMINGHAM  Volume 06D  Page 151
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: MY Great grandfather was a british soldier
« Reply #5 on: Friday 11 September 20 19:30 BST (UK) »
This looks like the marriage

Marriages Sep 1920   
Ennis    Kathleen M    Marklew    King's N.    6d   563    
Marklew    Charles H    Ennis    King's N.    6d   563
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: MY Great grandfather was a british soldier
« Reply #6 on: Friday 11 September 20 19:38 BST (UK) »
There is a record of a Charles Marklew being buried in Handsworth Cemetery April 1922

It costs a very expensive 20 to view the actual burial record!!

Deceased Name     Marklew, Charles

Month of burial    04   

Year of burial   1922   

Handsworth Cemetery

Note that his second name of Henry is not mentioned.  He was born in Birmingham so perhaps the family wanted him buried there.

Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: MY Great grandfather was a british soldier
« Reply #7 on: Friday 11 September 20 19:40 BST (UK) »
oh wow, thank you so much ...im quite emotional now...

First thing i have ever seen relating to him...
can i ask what is the gro listing

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Re: MY Great grandfather was a british soldier
« Reply #8 on: Friday 11 September 20 19:42 BST (UK) »
Charles Henry Marklew enlisted at the age of 22 (1915) with the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Address at the time gives as 3 Bolton Grove Lodge Road, Hockley Birmingham.

Original images of his enlistment papers are available to view on the subscription services (Ancestry and Find my Past).

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