Daniel Bernard MARKHAM


 Daniel Bernard MARKHAM

Late of ‘ Myall ‘, 22 Carey street, Marrickville

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # ????


Stations:  Nth Sydney, Traffic Dept, No. 4 Division, Clarence St, No. 4 Division ( Traffic Sgt )

Service:  From  ? ? 1907  to  19 February 1934 = 27+ years Service


Born? ? 1884 to Martin & Julia at West Maitland  NSWBDM  24190/1884

Died on19 February 1934

CauseSuicide by pistol stemming from a Nervous Illness

Event location:  Erskinville Street Police Station

Age:  48

Funeral date:  Monday  22 February 1934 @ 1.30pm

Funeral location:  St. Brigid’s Church, Marrickville

Buried atWoronora Cemetery,

Roman Catholic Monumental:  Section 2, position 0680

DANIEL is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  *NEED MORE INFO



Barrier Miner ( Broken Hill )

Saturday  20 January 1934   page 8 of 12

SYDNEY, : Saturday. – Sergeant Daniel Markham (48), of Marrickville, was found fatally wounded yesterday in a telephone box in Erskineville street Police Station. A revolver, one chamber of which had been discharged, was beside him. He had recently suffered a severe illness.



Northern Star ( Lismore )

Saturday  20 January 1934   page 7 of 14

Police Sergeant’s Death

SYDNEY, Friday.

Hearing a report of firearms at Erskine-street lock-up to-night a constable rushed to the front of the building where he found Sergeant Daniel Markham fatally shot through the head. The officer, who was 48, had been in ill-health for a number of years.




The Sydney Morning Herald

Saturday  20 January 1934   page 14 of 26

MARKHAM. – The Relatives and Friends of the late DANIEL BERNARD MARKHAM ( Sergeant of Police ) are kindly invited to attend his Funeral leaving his late residence Myall, 22 Carey street, Marrickville, Next MONDAY AFTERNOON, at 1.30 o’clock, for Catholic Cemetery Woronora. W. N. Bull, Ltd., Funeral Directors.



News ( Adelaide )

Saturday  20 January 1934    page 1 of 8


SYDNEY. Saturday.- Sgt. Daniel Markham, aged 48, who was found fatally shot in the Erskine Street Police Station yesterday was loyal to his service to the last. Because of a nervous illness the Commissioner of Police (Mr Childs) and the Metropolitan Superintendent (Mr MacKay) frequently suggested that he refrain from duty, but he refused.



The Sydney Morning Herald

Monday  22 January 1934   page 7 of 16

MARKHAM.-The Relatives and Friends of Mrs. EDITH MARKHAM and FAMILY are kindly Invited to attend the Funeral of her late beloved HUSBAND and their dear FATHER, Daniel Bernard; to leave his late residence, Myall. Carey-street, Marrickville, THIS (Monday) AFTERNOON, at 1.45 o’clock, for the Catholic Cemetery, Woronora. A train leaving Tempe Station at 2.24 p m. will arrive at Sutherland at 2.55 p m.


Funeral Directors,



Catholic Freeman’s Journal ( Sydney )    Thursday  15 February 1934    page 4 of 40


The death took place at Sydney, on the 19th ult., of Sergeant Daniel Bernard Markham, who was attached to No. 4 Division of the New South Wales Police Force. Mr. Markham, who was only 48 years of age, was one of the most popular and efficient members of the Force.   He had been in ill-health for some time, but bravely performed his duties despite his illness.

Being 6 feet 2 inches in height, of magnificent physique, and possessed of a bright and genial disposition he was a popular figure with his comrades and the general public.

Mr. Markham was a devout Catholic and a member of the A.H.C. Guild at St. Brigid’s, Marrickville.  His numerous acts of kindness towards the poor and needy brought him numerous friends wherever he went.

Joining the N.S.W. Police Force in 1907, Mr. Markham was attached to North Sydney Division for some time. He later was transferred to the Traffic Department, and afterwards to No. 4 Division, where he continued to perform traffic duty for many years.

He was a popular figure along the water front, where he handled the heavy traffic with tact and courtesy. As a result Mr. Markham was promoted to the rank of first-class constable, and later to the rank of sergeant. It is safe to say that no promotion was more popular or so well deserved.

From the formation of the Police Association Mr. Markham was president of No. 4 Branch, from 1920 to 1925. The popularity of that branch was to a great extent, due to his personality. He was transferred to Clarence-street Division, where he performed varied duties, and finally was Assistant-traffic Sergeant of that very busy and important portion of Sydney. In January, 1933, Sergeant Markham was sent back to his old Division (No. 4) as Sergeant in charge of traffic there. It was during this latter period that he was stricken with a serious illness. It was hoped that he had recovered, but, to the extreme grief of his devoted wife and young family, death took place as already stated.

Mr. Markham was a native of New South Wales, and a member of a large family, all of whom are devoted members of the Catholic Church.

A Requiem Mass was celebrated at St. Brigid’s Church, Marrickville, on the 22nd ‘ult. The cortege leaving the church proceeded to the Sergeant’s late residence at Carey-street, Marrickville. A police funeral was accorded deceased.

Superintendent Lynch ( representing the Commissioner of Police ). Inspectors Winter, Collings, and Stanton, and a large squad of uniform and plain-clothes police under Sergeant Rodding, were in attendance.

Beautiful and solemn music was rendered by the Police Band as the sad procession wended its way to Woronora Cemetery. Thousands of people watched the sad procession.  The burial took place in the Catholic portion of the cemetery, in the presence of a large number of his old comrades and many prominent citizens.

The last prayers were recited by the Rev. Father Lloyd (Cronulla), who afterwards paid a tribute to the Sergeant’s sterling qualities.

The chief mourners were Mrs. Markham (widow), Master George Markham (son), Misses Dorothy and Joan Markham (daughters), and James, Thomas, Frank, and Vaughan Markham (brothers), Misses Margaret and May Markham, and Mrs. A. Swanson and Mrs. F. Bullivant (sisters).



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