Other names: Hubert George
Locations in this story: Magdalene Lane, Shaftesbury, DorsetCann, Shaftesbury, DorsetButts Knap, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
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. 34280). (The absent voters list show his Service No. as 18966 which may have been a later unrecorded transfer.) It is not known in which theatre of war he served but following his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals. 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). 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 by then rejoined the Army with the Royal Regiment of 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.