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Newark on Trent
William Sharpe was born in 1899 in Newark and was the son of William a general dealer and Matilda Sharpe née Smith of 4 Rowbothams Row, Water Lane, Newark. His father William was born in 1877 at Newark and his mother Matilda Smithwas born in 1878 at Grantham, they were married in 1897 at Newark and went on to have 6 children, sadly one was to die in infancy, their surviving children were William b1899, Nathaniel b1902, Maria b1905, Violet b1907 and Sarah b1908 all were born at Newark. In the 1911 census the family are living at 5 Darlton's Yard, Sleaford and are shown as William 34 yrs a general dealer, he is living with his wife Matilda 33 yrs a hawker and their children William 12 yrs a scholar, Nathaniel 9 yrs a scholar, Maria 6yrs a scholar, Violet 4 yrs and Sarah 3yrs.
Had worked at Messrs. Warwicks & Richardsons and later at Quibells Ltd.
28 Mar 1918
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12/13th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Private William Sharp enlisted at Newark and he enlisted as soon as he could at 18 yrs of age he served with the 12/13th battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, he died of wounds on 28th March 1918 at the Australian Divisional dressing station and is buried at Querrieu Nritish Cemetery, Somme, France grave reference A.5
His father William Sharpe also served during the 'Great War' he served in the Labour Corps, he survived the war. Article published 13th April 1918 in the Newark Advertiser :- Eldest son of Mrs Sharpe, 4 Rowbottom Row, Water Lane, Newark. As a boy attended Lovers’ Lane school and would have been 20 years of age in July next. He joined up when 18 and went out about seven months ago. Had worked at Messrs. Warwicks & Richardsons and later at Quibells Ltd. Died at the Australian Division Dressing Station, badly wounded by a shell and did not live long, being unconscious most of the time. His father is also serving in France in a Labour Corps.
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