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Family NameDenham
Christian NamesJohn Francis (Jack)
Date of Birth1/18/1873
Date of Death11/1/1955 12:00:00 AM
Additional NotesJack Denham had three brothers, Frederick who was the father of Reg Denham and 12 Other children. Edward who died very soon after his marriage while on a ship bound for the Boer War . There is a family photograph from 1900 with the three brothers together on the SS Goth with Edward and his horse. he was a bugler. The fourth brother Walter never married an worked in Eastbourne in the drapery business.
Date of Marriage3/31/1902 12:00:00 AM
Who they marriedMargaret Thomas
Got Married at Newport
OccupationMason at Royal Brewery Newport IW
ChildrenAlice Margaret Denham 3rd October 1902 Newport IW only child. Married Lateman Ahlstedt 1926 Newport IW from a Finnish Seafaring family.
Address2 Beech Road, Barton, Newport IW in 1911 Mentioned on the Barton Newport roll of honour as serving in WW1
Brief Service Description1908 to 1916 Isle of Wight Rifles. Attested 1914 for overseas service Colour Sergeant of B Company at Gallipoli CQMS Sergeant in Hampshire Labour Corps as wounds and sickness from Turkish deployment meant not A1 fit. 1916 to 11/1/1920 discharged at Warwick.
Rank Army - I - Colour Sergeant
Service Number44
Service Detail1/8th Hampshire Territorial to Gallipoli. Colour Sergeant for B Company Hampshire Labour Corps 1916 to 1920 Company Quartermaster Sergeant
Awards1915 Star British War Medal Victory Medal Silver War Badge Imperial War Badge
killed In Action?
Detail of How they DiedDied in Nov/Dec 1955 in Bromley Kent, where he lived with Margaret near to his daughter Alice and her husband Lateman Ahlstedt.
SourcesMedal rolls and index cards Family photographs Gareth and Val Sprack information on Gallipoli landings census and family letters
researchersLin Watterson for Carisbrooke Castle Museum
Date Of ResearchMay 2015
Is School Report?
Area Newport
Place of Birth Newport
Mother's Name Elizabeth
Father's Name John Francis
School Newport IW Elementary School
Which Service? Army
Where were they commemorated? Barton Newport Roll of Honour

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