Talha was 64 (lunar) years old at his death on 7 December 656, indicating a birth-year of 594. Talha was one of the Ten Promised Paradise. Talhah was also given the title of "The Generous" by Muhammad.
The army had stalwarts like Ali ibn Abi Talib, Talha ibn Ubaidullah and Zubayr ibn al-Awam.
Each of them was appointed as commander of one-third of the newly organised force, they had their roles during the but however did not face any combat scenarios. During the "Battle of the Camel" Marwan ibn al-Hakam is said to have shot his general Talhah with an arrow to the thigh while he was commanding Aisha"s army, resulting in his death.
Marwan killed Talhah in revenge for his alleged betrayal of the third Caliph, Uthman.