Mark Holmes is Private in the 33rd Regiment of Foot. He is a retired character played by Koenig.
Only living family member is his mother:
History and ChildhoodEdit
Mark's father died of an unknown cause before he was even born. Leaving his widow and unborn son very little in the way of money. For he had never been a rich man, more the opposite in fact. Making just enough money to keep him and his wife off the streets. So when he died there was hardly any left, certainly not enough to take care of a baby and a widow. So Susan took her baby and went to live with her mother-in-law, the only choice even though she was hardly better off than they. There they were taken advantage of and used more for free labor then as if they were a kind favor. But when she too died a few years later, the family had nowhere else to turn. Thus, for most of his childhood Mark and his mother were forced to beg and do odd jobs for people around Bristol.
Young Mark's life was not always dull and sad. For he often had to use his wits to escape from the older children who liked to bully kids like Mark. While not always dull, it could never have been called fun. Or happy. When England went to war, Mark was to young to go at first, so he stayed. Doing the same thing, day after day. Until in 1809, when Mark was 18, he joined the army. Hoping that maybe, just maybe, he could stay alive and come back with enough money to live a normal life.
Now he really was panicking. He stood up and started walking backwards. "I'll... I'll... try and go find some Corporal! I mean cheese!"