Cecil Fisher Barham M.C, Sherwood Foresters

1888 Dec 9. (On RIC pensions) Born Hampshire. But I cannot find the birth. He is a "difficult" man to follow. His father was Charles Fisher Barham, Relieving Officer & Registrar Of Births Deaths & Marriages. His first wife Augusta died in Jul/Sep 1881. Charles Fisher Barham died in ? . He must have married Emmeline within a year of this, but I cannot find a marriage. Fisher is not in 1891, 1901, 1911 censuses, and Emmeline is a "widow" in 1901. Emmeline died Oct 1916

1891

1901 census at 91, Maison Dieu Road, Dover. This is the only mention of the family

1911 Cenus - not there. His widowed mother is living in Dover with 3 of her other children

1914 Sep 9. Cecil Fisher Barham enlisted in Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles at Broad Oak, Kent on 9th September 1914. His Regimental Number initially was 1797 and it was changed to 240088. His height was 5 feet 10 inches; expanded girth was 39 inches and girth rance was 3 inches. He had normal vision and good physical development

1915 Oct 7 Landed in Balkans. He served in the Mediterranean Expedionary Force from 24th September 1915 to 8th January 1916.

1916 Feb 12. He was admitted to Southwark Military Hospital with Meningitus (local) on 15th January 1916 and discharged from there on 12th February 1916. He was awarded the Good Conduct Badge.

1917 Aug 28 Commissioned.

1917 Oct 26 Arrived in France and joined the 6th Battalion on 31st October 1917.

1918 Apr 16 Returned to UK, wounded

1918 Aug 16 MC Gazetted. 2nd Lt. Cecil Fisher Barham, Notts.& Derby. R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When an enemy raid was anticipated he led forward a patrol and inflicted casualties on the enemy while they were assembling. During the raid which followed he showed the greatest gallantry, and assisted in driving the enemy back. On three occasions he entered the enemy's line in daylight, showing the greatest courage and initiative throughout the operations

1920 Aug 27. Joined ADRIC with service no 254. Section Leader. Posted to D Coy.

1920 Dec 14 Admitted Galway Mil Hospital

1921 Jan 18. Badly wounded at Kilroe Ambush . He is in hospital until 18 Nov 1921

1921 Mar 18 His sister gets engaged to FHW Guard

1921 Sep 30. Discharged medically unfit due to RIC service. He get 6800 pounds compensaton plus 50 pound pension anually

1921 Oct 1. Receives the short term sickness pension from RIC

1923 Jan 26 Trouble at the farm.

1948 Married Shiela Maud Blewitt

1955 Sep 16. Died Maidstone, Kent aged 67

 

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