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16-Sharp, Richard,

1891 -1st May 1915

Richard was born in 1891 in Salford.

His parents were Thomas Alfred born in 1857 in Rolvenden,  Kent ,he was a Railway Clerk and Elizabeth Alice Whittall born in 1863 in Chorlton.

Thomas died in 1934 and Elizabeth in 1944. They are buried in Urmston cemetery.

Richard had 4 siblings:

  • Alfred 1887 -1978
  • Harold 1892 -1985
  • Ann 1895 -1979
  • William 1898 -1976

In 1901 Richard was living with his parents at 31 Bent Lanes.

He had enlisted by 1911 and was stationed at Assaye  Military Barracks, South Tedworth.

Richard was in the 2nd Battalion of The Lancashire Fusiliers, service number 1700.

He was Killed in Action on 1st May 1915 in a shell trap at St Julien.

He was awarded the Victory,  British, 14th Star and Clasp 2/2644.

He is remembered on his parents’ headstone and on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

War Memorial-WW1
Webpage icon 00-Incumbents during WW1
Webpage icon 01-Aldred, George
Webpage icon 02-Aldred, Thomas
Webpage icon 03-Bowers, Sydney Lloyd
Webpage icon 04-Fox, Charles Hassell
Webpage icon 05-Hand, Ronald
Webpage icon 06-Lowe, Charles
Webpage icon 07-McCann, Eric
Webpage icon 08-McCann, William
Webpage icon 09-McCracken, John Clement
Webpage icon 10-Midgley, Ernest
Webpage icon 11-Mosedale, Frank
Webpage icon 12-Oakes, Charles Percy
Webpage icon 13-Parr, Nathan Faulkner
Webpage icon 14-Royle, William
Webpage icon 15-Self,Alfred
Webpage icon 17-Shawcross, William Royle
Webpage icon 18-Sheard,Thomas Moss
Webpage icon 19-Tweedale, Eric
Webpage icon 20-Vallett, Joseph
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