Other names: Montague Harry
Locations in this story: Marnull, DorsetStour Row, DorsetEast Stour, DorsetAmbala, Punjab, IndiaHendon, MiddlesexLeominster, HerefordshireGlamorganshire, Wales
Story: Montague Harry Sharpe (sometimes spelt 'Sharp') was born in Marnull, Dorset, on 3 Feb 1883 and baptised there on 13 May 1883 the son of Walter Sharpe (a Farmer) and Julia Elizabeth Sharpe (nee Rowland). He lived some of his early years at Pigeon House Farm, Stour Row, Dorset, and East Stour, Dorset, until he had enlisted on 2 Sep 1903 with the 1st (King's) Dragoon Guards and, by 1911, held the rank of Corporal and was based in Ambala, Punjab, India (Service No. 5847). He entered a theatre of war on 15 Aug 1914 with the 5th Squadron and sometime later was wounded in action. He was discharged on 21 Jul 1915 being unfit for further duty and awarded the Silver War Badge No. 5283. At the end of the conflict he was also awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. He married Marlorie Eleanor Wood in Hendon, Middlesex, during 1932. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 'Beaumont', Newlands, Leominster, Herefordshire, working as a Car Salesman. His death was recorded in Glamorganshire, Wales, during 1970. Of his brothers, Trevor Sharpe died in service whereas Denzil Walter Sharpe, Leo Vernon Sharpe and Kenneth Cyril Sharpe all served and survived the conflict.