Sharp/Sharpe, G W
GEORGE WILLIAM SHARP
Remembered with honour Watford (Vicarage Road) Cemetery: Plot G, Row 4, Grave 249.
He was formerly Sergeant 7340 Bedfordshire Regiment, was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 30 August 1915, and died of heart failure. Unfortunately, George’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing, and also appears to have no entry in the Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919 dataset.
There is a Death announcement for George in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 10 March 1917, and an article about him in the issue dated 17 March 1917.
Son of Robert SHARP; husband of Bertha (nee WEHRLI) SHARP of Bushey, Herts.
His parent’s details are proving elusive.
George was born about 1864 in Whittlesea, Cambs, and married 2 September 1891 at All Saints, Kirkee, Bombay, India; they had five children. He died in Fermoy, Ireland, and was buried 14 March. Bertha never remarried, she died 1948 in Bushey aged 82, and was buried 24 December, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
On the 1871 and 1881 Census, he is proving elusive. On the 1891 Census, he is assumed to be in India. On the 1901 Census, he is again proving elusive. On the 1911 Census, an urban council roadman aged 47, he lived in Watford, with his wife and three children.
Unit2nd/5th Battalion (Scottish Rifles)
Date of death07*/03/1917
Age at death53
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)