Isham, Henry

Age: 42
Date of birth: 1876

Parents: William and Emma Isham
Wife: Clara Isham nee Steele
Address: 87 Emscote Road

Occupation: Gardner at Blackdown Manor, Leamington

Henry was born in Edgcote (also Edgcott), Northamptonshire and was baptised there on 19th March 1876. His father William died in 1878 aged 38. His mother Emma worked as a Laundress while bringing up six children; the youngest born the same year his father died. In 1891 Henry, aged 15, was still living at Edgcott, with his mother and 2 brothers.

In 1901 when Henry was 25 and Clara 19 they were both working at Blackdown Manor. Henry was a groom and gardener and Clara, who was born in Sherbourne, was a general servant. Later that year they were married. They had four children, Harry born in 1902, William in 1904 Florence 1905 and Doris in 1910.

Military Service

Rank & Number: Private, 19987
Regiment/Service: 10th (Service) Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 57th Brigade, 19th Division
Date of death: Friday, April 19, 1918
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in Action - First Battle of Kemmel
Commemorated/Buried: Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: All Saints Church


  • Memorial photograph courtesy of David Oliver
  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group

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