Marnham, H J
HENRY JAMES MARNHAM
Remembered with honour Cologne Southern Cemetery: Plot XVII, Row A, Grave 3.
He enlisted in Hounslow, Middx; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 13 August 1914, and died a Prisoner of War in Germany. Unfortunately, Henry’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a Death announcement for Henry in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 12 June 1915; plus In Memoriams in the issues dated 13 May 1916, 12 May 1917, 18 May 1918 and 17 May 1919.
Son of the late Walter and Jane (nee URBAN) MARNHAM of Watford; husband of Alice Rosina (nee SKINNER) MARNHAM of Watford.
His parents married 12 March 1877 at Emmanuel Church, Maida Hill, Marylebone, London. Jane died 1902 in Watford aged 50, and was buried 7 August in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Walter died 1906 in Watford aged 55, and was buried 26 July, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Henry was born 13 January 1883 in Kilburn, London. He attended first Beecehn Grove Infants’ School, Watford; then Victoria Boys’ School, Watford, from 27 January 1890 to 17 February 1896. He was appointed Assistant Postman Hemel Hempstead, Herts, January 1911, and Postman Hemel Hempstead August 1911. He married 22 February 1913 at St Mary’s, Watford; they had one child. He resided in Watford. Alice never remarried, she died 1958 in Abbot’s Langley, Herts, aged 75, and was buried 2 July in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 8 he lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1901 Census, a builder’s carman aged 18, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a fitter’s labourer aged 28 he was a boarder still in Watford, with two siblings.
Date of death14/05/1915
Age at death32
Place of death
NotesHis brother Walter died 24 February 1917 and also features on this Roll of Honour
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)