Harry William Sharman

Name

Harry William Sharman

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

16/09/1918
18

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Gunner
133030
Machine Gun Corps
21st Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY
IV.A.15
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Stevenage Old Town Memorial
St Nicholas' Church Memorial, Stevenage Old Town
Holy Trinity Church Memorial Roll of Honour, Stevenage Old Town

Pre War

Harry was the son of John Sharman of Bardwell in Suffolk. It is believed that Harry came to the town in search of work and before joining the Army was employed as a Milk Cart attendant by Ben Moules in Stevenage.

Wartime Service

He joined up at the age of 18 and had two brothers already serving in the forces, one of whom was also killed. He went to France in April 1918 and it was only a short time before he was wounded. Having recovered he returned to his unit and on the 12th September he was in a dug out near Mesnil when a shell exploded nearby, a piece of shrapnel then pierced the walls and entered his back. He died four days later, as result of his injuries and is buried in the Varennes Military Cemetery, France.

Additional Information

www.stevenageatwar.com

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson