Other names: Denzil Walter Claude
Locations in this story: Stour Provost, DorsetStour Row, DorsetBuckhorn Weston, DorsetFrance & FlandersWincanton, SomersetHeytesbury, Warminster, WiltshireTodber, Dorset
Story: Denzil Walter Claude Sharpe (sometimes spelt 'Sharp') was born in Stour Provost, Dorset, on 18 Sep 1892 and baptised a Todber, Dorset, on 13 Nov 1892 the son of Walter Sharpe, a Farmer, and Julia Elizabeth Sharpe (nee Rowland). He lived his early life at Pigeon House Farm, Stour Row, Dorset, until by 1911 he was boarding out in Buckhorn Weston, Dorset, working as a Farm Labourer. He had enlisted with the 2nd King's Dragoon Guards as a Private (Service No. GS/5152). He served in France and Flanders from 18 May 1915. His unit became part of the Corps of Hussars (New Service No. 12510). He was discharged on 2 Mar 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He married Margaret Elizabeth Rowland in Wincanton, Somerset, during 1924. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at The Butchers Shop, High Street, Heytesbury, Warminster, Wiltshire, working as a Master Butcher. His death was recorded in Warminster, Wiltshire, on 23 Apr 1945. Of his brothers, Trevor Sharpe died in service whereas Montague Harry Sharpe, Leo Vernon Sharpe and Kenneth Cyril Sharpe all served and survived the conflict.