b. 17/10/1888 Faversham, Kent. d. 1948 Chatham, Kent.
DATE OF EM ACTION: 02/04/1915 Faversham, Kent.
Urbane Charles was one of eight children of Urbane and Mary Fanny Beach and grew up in Faversham, Kent. On leaving school, he became a general labourer. On 19th May 1907, he married Hilda Pordage at St Andrew's, Poplar, London. Little else is known about Urbane except that he and Hilda had a son Harry, and a daughter Beatrice, who were both living with them at the time of the 1939 Register. He died in Chatham in 1948 aged 59.
His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to award the Edward Medal of the 2nd Class to Mr. George Evetts, Mr. William Edmund Bethell, Mr. Urbane Charles Beach, Mr. John Harrison, Mr. John Sears, Mr. William Wallace, Mr. George Gilham, and Private William James Wiltshire, on account of their gallant action on the occasion of an explosion which occurred at Faversham on the 2nd of April, 1915.
BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.
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