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Trevor Sharpe

Surname: Sharpe
Other names: Trevor
Other people in this story:
Walter Sharpe
Julia Elizabeth Sharpe née Rowland
Laura Blanche Sharpe née Foot
Locations in this story:
Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Chatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt
Pigeon House Farm, Marnhull, Dorset
Cann, Shaftesbury

Trevor Sharpe was born in 1885 in Marnhull. He was the son of Walter Sharpe, a farmer, and Julia Sharpe. In 1906 he married Laura Blanche Foot. They had three children: a boy and two girls. At the time of the 1911 Census he was working as a gardener and living at Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire.

He enlisted in the Dorset Yeomanry (Service No. 230785) and at the time of his death held the rank of Corporal. He served in Egypt and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. On 13th October 1918 he died of pneumonia on board the hospital ship HMHS Assaye and was buried at sea. His name appears on the Chatby Memorial, Alexandria and on the memorial to the Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry in St. Mary's Church, Sherborne. He is remembered on the Cann War Memorial, Shaftesbury on which the spelling of his surname is "Sharp", although the correct name is "Sharpe".  

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Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives