Percy Sandle Sharp

Surname: Sharp
Other names: Percy Sandle
Other people in this story:
Annie Maria Sandle Sharp
Florence Augusta Sharp née Peare
Locations in this story:
Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Taunton, Somerset
Stoke St. Gregory, Taunton, Somerset
Chisledon, Swindon, Wiltshire

Percy Sandle Sharp was born in Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, on 9th April 1883, the son of Annie Maria Sandle Sharp. (There is no record of his father). He lived his early life with his mother at his grandparents' home in Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary.  He enlisted on 6th December 1915 and joined the 531st Horse Transport Company of the Army Service Corps (Service No. TS/10133).  In view of his occupation as a wheelwright he was ranked as a Wheeler Driver.   He served in France & Flanders from 8 Feb 1917.  Towards the end of the conflict he was invalided back to the UK with an injury to his knee joint.  He was discharged on 5th April 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals.   The 1921 Census shows him living with his mother, described as a 'widow', at 6 Carisbrook Terrace, Chisledon, Swindon, Wiltshire, working as an Agricultural Wheelwright. He married Florence Augusta Peare in Taunton, Somerset, on 15th October 1924 and they went on to have at least one child.   By the 1939 Register he was living at Dunfield House, Stoke St. Gregory, Taunton, Somerset, working as a Carpenter (Vehicle Builder).  He died in Stoke St. Gregory, Taunton, Somerset, in 1968.


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