Other names: Hubert George
Locations in this story: Magdalene Lane, Shaftesbury, DorsetCann, Shaftesbury, DorsetButts Knap, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetLarkhill, Wiltshire
Story: Hubert George Sharp was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 16th March 1898 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 8th April 1898, the son of George Sharp and Frances Sarah Sharp (née Weldon). He lived his early life with his family at 4 Magdalene Lane, Shaftesbury. He enlisted with the 1st/4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 18966). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but following his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals. The 1921 Census shows he was living with his widowed mother (his father having died in 1918) now at 3 Magdalene Lane, Shaftesbury, working for the 348th Company of the Army Service Corps as a Coach Trimmer at Larkhill, Wiltshire. He re-enlisted with the Territorial Force of the Royal Army Service Corps on 27th January 1923 for a period of four years (Service No. A/461218) but signed on for an indeterminate period after. He married Kathleen Helen Hounsell at St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 18th May 1937. By the time of the 1939 Register his wife was living at Butts Knap, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, but Hubert had transferred to the Royal Artillery (Service No. 748866) for service in the Second World War. He was eventually discharged as being no longer physically fit for further service on 18th March 1944. His death was recorded at the North Dorset Registry in 1983 and he was buried at the Shaftesbury Town Cemetery on 29 Jun 1983.