Marnham, W A
WALTER ALFRED MARNHAM
Remembered with honour Amara War Cemetery: Plot XXIX, Row B, Grave 105.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Private G/18131 6th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers and Private 3595 East Kent Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Walter’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a Death announcement for Walter in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 17 March 1917.
Son of the late Walter and Jane (nee URBAN) MARNHAM of Watford.
His parents married 12 March 1877 at Emmanuel Church, Maida Vale, 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.
Walter was born 15 March 1880 in Kilburn, London, and baptised 14 November 1888 at St Augustine’s, Paddington, London. He attended St John’s School, Kilburn; then Victoria Boys’ School, Watford, from 23 July 1889. He resided in Watford.
On the 1881 Census, aged 1 he lived in Willesden, London, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 11 he lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1901 Census, a builder’s carman aged 21, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a labourer aged 31 he was a boarder in Watford, with two siblings.
Date of death24/02/1917
Age at death38
Place of death
NotesAlso recorded as MARKHAM W A in the Borough Roll of Honour. His brother Henry died 14 May 1915 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)