India General Service, 1854, 3 clasps, Burma 1887-89, Burma 1889-92, Chin Hills 1892-93 (Lieut. 2d. Leic. R.);
China 1900 (Captn; . 28th Mad: Infy.), Delhi Durbar, 1911,
Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Henry Domenichetti (later Markham),
Mounted as worn,
Born 1866 at Kilkenny, Ireland, the son of Richard Domenichetti, Deputy Inspector General and Physician to Queen Victoria, and Dorothy Domenichetti (née Heycock). He passed out from The Royal Military College on 30 January 1886 and was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Leicestershire Regiment.
He served with ‘D’ Company, 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment between 6 March to 6 August 1889 in Upper Burma, and then transferred to the Indian Staff Corps on 24 February 1890, serving as Wing Officer with the Burmah Military Police for a time, and latter being promoted to Captain on 30 January 1897. He saw further service in Burma 1892-93, and then during the Chin Hills Expedition of 1893. During the Boxer Rebellion of 1900 he served with the 28th Madras Infantry, and afterwards joined the 88th Carnatic Infantry, being promoted to Major on 30 January 1904. While in India he married Geraldine Herring-Cooper at St. Thomas’ Church in Bombay on 16 February 1906, and was still serving with the 88th Infantry at the time of the Delhi Durbar in 1911. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, Indian Army. He returned to service during the Great War by Special Appointment as a Draft Conducting Officer with the Leicestershire Regiment on 20 August 1915.
He assumed the surname of Markham (L.G. 3/6/1919). There appears no evident reason though possible an inheritance might have come into it.
Scarce officers Chin Hills