Biography of Lance Corporal Charlie Sharp (140972)
63rd Field Company, Royal Engineers
Died 20th October 1918

Soldier

  • Name: Charles Sulman Sharp
    Date of birth: 17th January 1889
    Place of Birth: Witcham, Cambridgeshire, England
    Date of Birth Registration: January – March 1889
    Place of Birth Registration: Ely, Cambridgeshire, England
Father

  • Name: Not known
  • DOB: Not known
  • Place of Birth: Not known
  • Occupation: Not known
Mother

  • Name: Sarah Maria Sharp
  • DOB: 1872
  • Place Of Birth: Witcham Cambridgeshire, England
  • Marriage Not known
Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Charlie Sharp, 1889, Witcham
Census

  • 1891: Charlie is living with his Grandparents in Witcham, Cambridgeshire
  • 1901: Charlie is living with his Grandparents in Witcham, Cambridgeshire
  • 1911: Charlie is living in Wakerley, Stamford with the Dalton Family as a Boarder. The census gives him an age of 22 and he is listed as a Wheelwright.
Relatives in services

  • Charlie’s brother-in-laws Arthur Palmer Hill and George Hill also fought and was killed in WW1. Arthur and George can also be found on our page dedicated to the Rippingale memorials.
Wife

  • Name: Maud Hill
  • Date of birth: 1891
  • Place of Birth: Rippingale, Lincolnshire, England
Marriage

  • Date of Marriage: 17th October 1917
  • Place of Marriage: Spalding, Lincolnshire, England
Wife’s parents

  • Father: John Thomas Palmer Hill
  • Mother: Annie Lizzie Musson

Newspaper Mentions

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 23rd November 1918
    RIPPINGALE
    SPECIAL THANKSGIVING SERVICE were held in the Parish Church on Sunday, also a memorial service in the afternoon for W. Sandall and C. Sharp.

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found
Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Lance Corporal Charlie Sharp, 140972, 63rd Field Company Royal Engineers was killed in action on 20th October 1918 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Wife Maud
Medals

  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal
Memorials

  • UK:
  • Rippingale, outside memorial at St Andrew’s Church

 

  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In Memory of Lance Corporal Charlie Sharp, 140972, 63rd Field Company, Royal Engineers who died on 20 October 1918 Age 29
    Husband of M Cunnington (formerly Sharp) of 89 Station Road, Langley Mill, Derbyshire. Born Rippingale, Lincs.
    Remembered with Honour, Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery
    Grave Ref: IV H 37
Military Service Timeline:

  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed
Sources:

  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (www.ancestry.co.uk)
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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