Ernest Sharp

Name

Ernest Sharp

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

27/07/1916
30

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
14291
Machine Gun Section
1st Bedfordshire Regiment

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Pier and Face 2C
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Woolmer Green Memorial
St Michael & All Angels Church, St Mary the Virgin Roll of Honour, Welwyn

Pre War

Born in on 10 April 1886, Woolmer Green/Welwyn, son of James and Ann Sharp of New Road, Woolmer Green. Baptised in Welwyn on 2 May 1886. The family was living at Potters Heath, Codicote in 1891 but by 1901 they were back in Woolmer Green and Ernest was working as a Farm Servant said to have been employed by Mr W Darby for several years prior to joining up. However, on the 1911 Census he was a patient at the Hertford Convalescent Home at West Hill, St Leonards on Sea, Nr Hastings in Sussex.

Wartime Service

Enlisted in Welwyn, Herts. Served in France for about 18 months. Reported missing in July, death confirmed to parents 9 months later (according to newspaper report). Killed in action during the Battle of Delville Wood.

Additional Information

Brothers also serving: Arthur in the veterinary section, Frank in the Royal Engineers and Herbert in the Royal Fusiliers. A memorial service was held at Woolmer Green Church as the family were long term residents in the village. His father was employed by Mr S Wallace for over thirty years. War gratuity of £8.10s awarded to mother Ann.

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer