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The Military

Over the last 150 years Folkestone and district has been a very fashionable place to visit attracting many well connected people - as well as being the place where many senior military figures retired when they left service. As we discover significant military memorials or plots we will add them to these pages.

Lieutenant Harry Stuart Boldero

Front of memorial stone Lieutenant Harry Stuart Boldero. R.N. Born Oct 13 1863 Died Dec 7 1887 With Christ which is far better Right side of memorial stone And his motherAnna Boldero Wife of the late Lieut. General Boldero Who died Dec 1 1905 Joy cometh in the morning Our research finds that Harry wrote a book of his Military career called "Young heart of oak" - he had travelled quite a bit even though he was 24 years old when he passed. He was taken ill whist in service, & invalided out to his father's home in Folkestone, where he died. What a lovely funeral he had, described as "one of the most impressive burial services we have witnessed” The Bath Chronical and Weekly Gazatte 22 December 1887 describes the impressive burial service:
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The Military

Over the last 150 years Folkestone and district has been a very fashionable place to visit attracting many well connected people - as well as being the place where many senior military figures retired when they left service. As we discover significant military memorials or plots we will add them to these pages.

Lieutenant Harry Stuart Boldero

Front of memorial stone Lieutenant Harry Stuart Boldero. R.N. Born Oct 13 1863 Died Dec 7 1887 With Christ which is far better Right side of memorial stone And his motherAnna Boldero Wife of the late Lieut. General Boldero Who died Dec 1 1905 Joy cometh in the morning Our research finds that Harry wrote a book of his Military career called "Young heart of oak" - he had travelled quite a bit even though he was 24 years old when he passed. He was taken ill whist in service, & invalided out to his father's home in Folkestone, where he died. What a lovely funeral he had, described as "one of the most impressive burial services we have witnessed” The Bath Chronical and Weekly Gazatte 22 December 1887 describes the impressive burial service:
ABOUT THE MILITARY CONNECTION