Film: 11318

War + Military | 1910 | Silent | B/W


'Funeral of boy scouts drowned in Leysdown', Isle of Sheppey on 4th August 1912.

The funeral took place on10th August 1912 of eight of the nine boys from the 2nd Walworth Troop who drowned (the other was not found until days later).
A procession of clergy and boy scouts with cross held up in the lead. Coffins are carried into horse-drawn hearses at St Johns Church, Walworth. Crowds watch and boy scouts line route. 'Torpedo boats assist troops.
Hazy clip.

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