Sharpe/Sharp, B T
BERTIE/BERT THOMAS SHARPE
Remembered with honour Delsaux Farm Cemetery: Plot I, Row E, Grave 9.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Private 46078 Northamptonshire Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Bertie’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a brief article about and a Death announcement for Bertie in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 26 October 1918.
Son of Alice (nee EAST) and the late Thomas SHARPE; husband of Rosa Charlotte (formerly SHARPE, nee SHORT) MILES of Watford.
His parents married 9 November 1873 at St Mary’s, Rickmansworth, Herts. Thomas died 1899 in Rickmansworth aged 50, and was buried 10 May at St Mary’s, Rickmansworth.
Bertie was born 1885 in Rickmansworth, and baptised 22 November 1885 at St Mary’s, Rickmansworth. He married 1911 in the Watford district; they had three children. He resided in Watford, and worked for John Dickinson & Co. at Croxley Mills, Herts. Rosa remarried 1919 in the Watford district to James H MILES, and died 1974 in the Colchester, Essex, district aged 84.
On the 1891 Census, aged 5 he lived in Rickmansworth, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1901 Census, a carrier’s labourer aged 15, he still lived in Rickmansworth, with his widowed mother and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a paper-making factory hand aged 25, he still lived in Rickmansworth, with his widowed mother and two siblings.
Unit1st (City of London) Battalion
Date of death13/10/1918
Age at death32
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)