"MARKHAM (EAST), a village and a parish in East Retford district, Notts. The village stands adjacent to the Great Northern railway, 1½ mile NNW of Tuxford r. station; is a pretty place; and has a post office, of the name of Markham, under Newark. The parish includes also the hamlets of Markham-Moor and Sipthorpe-Place, and comprises 2,820 acres. Real property, £5,547. Pop. in 1851, 956; in 1861, 807. Houses, 189. The decrease of pop. was chiefly caused by the removal of labourers employed on railway works. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to the Duke of Newcastle. The living is a vicarage, united with the rectory of West Drayton, in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £334. Patron, the Duke of Newcastle.
The church is ancient; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with lofty embattled tower; and contains some old monuments and armorial paintings, and a tomb of Judge Markham who died in 1409. There are a chapel for Wesleyans, a slightly endowed school, and charities £34." John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72
The Great War Bulletin for February 15th, 1915; tells us that William SUTTON, son of William and Mary of East Markham, was on board the HMHS Asturias when the hospital ship was torpedoed in the English Channel (the torpedo failed to explode).
There is a 1920 War Memorial at the intersection of High Street and Farm Lane. It is a five-stepped base with a broken plinth or column.
Richard CROFT has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2015.
Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph with a wider view of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2014.