Collection MS15 - Harold Markham Military Collection

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Harold Markham Military Collection

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  • 1881 - 1960 (Creation)
    Markham, George Harold

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25 cm of textual records

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George Harold Markham (1881-1960) was born in Markhamville, Kings County, the son of John and Caroline Markham, and lived a good part of his life in Sussex. He attended Sussex schools and the New England Conservatory. He was a veteran of World War I, serving in the 12th Seige Battery. Before and after the war Markham worked as a railway mail clerk, retiring in 1944, after 35 years of service. He married Lily Boardley in 1913 and they raised two children, John Raymond, who became a school teacher in St. Jerome, QC and Edith Boardley, who married Peter Freisen and lived in New Westminister, BC. Markham was a President of the New Brunswick Historical Society. In the 1950’s he was involved with the assemblage of land for Base Gagetown.

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This series consists of research notes and compilations of G. Harold Markham, of Saint John, who is numbered with those New Brunswick historians of the mid-twentieth century such as Maxwell and Manny who contributed so much to the preservation of the history of the Province. The items here reflect a great deal of meticulous research as well as writing, and establish Markham as one who could vie for the title "New Brunswick's Military Historian".

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  • English

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Provincial Archives of New Brunswick

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This material is on 4 reels of microfilm – F1277, F1278, F1279, and F1280.

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MC300 York-Sunbury Historical Society Collection

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Markham's biographical notes on the New Brunswick Fencibles and the 104th Regiment should be of particular interest to genealogists, while his work on the regiments, their activities, quarters, and history should be of use to the military historians in general. More Markham material can be found at the New Brunswick Museum Archives.

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