Other names: Percy Sandle
Locations in this story: Donhead St. Mary, WiltshireFrance & FlandersTaunton, SomersetStoke St. Gregory, Taunton, Somerset
Story: Percy Sandle Sharp was born in Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, on 9th April 1883, the son of Annie Maria Sandle Sharp. He lived his early life with his mother at his grandparents' home in 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. 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. 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.