King's Medal

Stoker 1st Class Horace Stanley Sharp

Stoker First Class Horace Stanley Sharp, K17954, Royal Navy, was killed instantly by a bomb dropped on Chatham Dockyard by a German aircraft carrying out a raid on Kent on the bright moonlit night of September 3rd, 1917. Six enemy aircraft had flown up the Thames Estuary to attack Sheerness, Thanet and Chatham, killing 107 Naval ratings and wounding 86 others.

Major Charles Percy Boulton


Major Charles Percy Boulton, DSO, died suddenly in the Bute Hospital, Luton, on February 24th, 1916, at the age of 48. Ill health had made it necessary for him to leave the 4th Bedfordshire Regiment in 1914, and he had come to Luton in October 1915 as superintendent at a munition works.

His death was announced in The Hart, the magazine of the 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. A representative party of officers and NCOs and a detachment of buglers were present at the funeral at Stanmore, and wreaths were sent by the officers and sergeants.

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