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  • Family grave and headstone, Nottingham General Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand (January 2018).
Person Details
Nottingham
William Alfred Sharp was the son of William Henry a lacemaker and his wife Florence Emma Sharp née Storey of 10 Osborne Street, Alfreton Road, Nottingham. His father William Henry was born in 1873 in Nottingham, and his mother Florence Emma Storey was born in 1874 in Boston, Lincolnshire. They were married in 1893 in Nottingham and had four children, sadly two died in infancy or early childhood before1911. Both children were born in Nottingham, William Alfred's birth was registerd in 1894 (J/F/M Basford) and their other surviving child, Charles Ernest, was born on 6 December 1901 (O/N/D Nottingham). In the 1911 census the family are living at 10 Osborne Street, Nottingham, and are shown as William Henry 38 yrs a lacemaker who is living with his wife Florence Emma 37 yrs and their two sons William Alfred 17 yrs a printer and Charles Ernest 9 yrs a scholar. Also living with them is Nellie Storey 27 yrs (b1884 Boston), Florence's sister, who is working as a cigarette packer for Players Imperial Tobacco. Florence Emma died aged 44 on 31 August 1918 (Sep Nottingham). From information on the gravestone in Nottingham General Cemetery it is likely that William Henry died aged 71 on 27 April 1945; he appears to have remarried (Kate) after the death of his first wife. William's brother, Charles Ernest, died aged 75 in 1976 (Dec Nottingham).
He was a printer in 1911
13 Aug 1915
21
45667 - CWGC Website
2941
He was living in Radford when he enlisted in Nottingham
Private
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private William Alfred Sharp, served with the 1/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment (Robin Hood Rifles). He landed in France on 25th June 1915 and died of wounds on 13th August 1915 and is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery (grave ref VIII.B.71).
Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France: Grave Reference: VIII.B.71 ‘The Supreme Sacrifice’ Nottingham General Cemetery: ‘In loving memory of Eli William Sharp, who died Decr. 1st 1894, aged 46 years. ‘I only yield thee what is thine, Thy will be done.’ Also Elizabeth Bullers who died August 5th 1942 in her 93rd years. Also of William Henry beloved husband of Kate Sharp who died April 27th 1945, aged 71 years. Also Pt. William Sharp, grandson of tie above 1/7 Robin Hoods, died of wounds in France August 13th 1915, age 21 years. Also Florence (-) the beloved wife of William (-) who died Aug (-) (-).’ Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 17 August 1915: ‘Sharp. Died of wounds, August 13th, Private W Sharp, age 21, of 10, Osborne-street, Radford, 1/7th Sherwood Foresters (Robin Hoods). He did his duty. Sadly missed. Father, mother brother.’ www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 17 August 1915: ‘Sharp. Died of wounds, 13th August, Private W Sharp, 1/7th Sherwood Foresters (Robin Hoods), eldest and beloved grandson of Mrs Bullers, 22, Ortzen-street. Loved in life and mourned in death.’ www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk
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  • Family grave and headstone, Nottingham General Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand (January 2018).
    William Alfred Sharp - Family grave and headstone, Nottingham General Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand (January 2018).