Lt.Col Stuart Forbes Sharp. M.C., QSA, C de G

1880 Feb 24. Born Driffield, York

1881 census living at York Union Bank, Middle St South, Great Driffield

1887 Glen Almond School

1891 census living at 61 Market Place, Great Driffield, Yorks

1900 In the Boer War Trooper 13206 in 52 Company (Paget's Horse) 19 battalion Imperial Yeomanry. Awarded The Queen's South Africa (QSA) Medal Clasps: Cape Colony, Transvaal, South Africa 1901

1906 joined the Sykes Lodge of Freemasons.   Stuart Forbes Sharp of Driffield. Resigned 1914

1908 Jan 7 Married Muriel Judson. He is an Engineer living at Oakleigh, Tonbridge Rd, Maidstone, and his father was Charles Forbes Sharp who is a Bank Manager.

1909 Sep 7. FILMER AND COMPANY Limited. At an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Members of the above named Company, duly convened, and held at 50, Earl Street, Maidstone, Kent, the following Special Resolution was duly passed; "That the Company be wound up voluntarily, and that Mr. Stuart Forbes Sharp, of Woodside, Bearsted, near Maidstone, be and he is hereby appointed Liquidator for the purposes of such winding up, and that he be and he is hereby authorised to purchase the assets of the Company at such sum as will discharge all the liabilities of the Company and the costs of such winding up." FORBES SHARP, Chairman.

1910 census at Woodside, Bearstead, Kent

1910 Aug 1. to Stuart Forbes and Muriel Sharp a daughter born at Woodside, Bearstead, Kent

1914 Nov 9. Commissioned Lt in Seaforth Highlanders

1914 Dec 2. Temp Lt S F Sharp, 9th Seaforth Highlanders to be temp Capt.

1916 Jan 14 Gazetted MC. Temporary Captain Stuart Forbes Sharp, Seaforth Highlanders (Service Battalion).

1918 Aug 25. Sea. Highrs. Temp. Maj. S. F. Sharp, M.C., to be actg. Lt.-Col. while comdg. 9th Bn.

1919 Sep 2. Croix de Guerre gazetted (Belgian) Temporary Major (acting Lieutenant-Colonel), Stuart Forbes Sharp, M.C., 9th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders

1920 Aug 21. Seaforth Highlanders. Temp. Maj. S. F. Sharp, M.C. relinquishes his commission on completion of service, and is granted the rank of Lt. Col.

1920 Oct 12 Joined ADRIC service no 688 . Posted 2nd in command of D Coy, effective 29 Oct 1920. This appears just to learn the ropes and was for 2 weeks

1920 Nov 15. Promoted Company Commander E Coy

1920 Nov 28 At the funeral of one of the Kilmichael victims, Bayley CDW

1921 Jan 21 to 28 Jan on Leave

1921 Apr 27 He gives an interview on local conditions

1922 Feb 9 Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Mar 7. Joined the Palestine Gendarmerie and served through to disbandment after which he transferred to the Palestine Police.

1923 Jan 1. Awarded OBE in New Year Honours list. This was a civil rather than military OBE, and was undoubtedly for his work in Ireland. He is the only ADRIC man that I found on that list.

1924 May 17. Seaforth.—Lt.-Col. Stuart Forbes Sharp, O.B.E., M.C. late Serv. Bns., to be Lt.- Col., 7th Aug. 1925, with seniority 17th May 1924.

1924 Jun 28.His wife died in Palestine

1927 Jan 2. died, age 46. Natural causes (tuberculosis) Grave Unknown (died in London) . He was a Dept Supt in Palestine Police. His funeral service took place in Nafferton,East Yorkshire, where his family lived.

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