Stephen Charles Sharp

Surname: Sharp
Other names: Stephen Charles
Other people in this story:
Frederick William Sharp
Bessie Albertina Sharp (nee Denbeigh)
Rose May Bartlett
Locations in this story:
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire, Wales
Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, Wales

Stephen Charles Sharp (see notes below) was born in Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 10 Apr 1896 (see notes below) and baptised at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, on 16 Aug 1896 the son of Frederick William Sharp (see notes below) and Bessie Albertina Sharp (nee Denbeigh).  He lived his early life in French Mill Lane, Cann, until by 1911 the family had moved to Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset.   His marriage to Rose May Bartlett was registered in Shaftesbury, Dorset, during 1915.  He had enlisted with the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry as a Private (Service No. 25034).  He served with the 11th General Service Battalion but it is not known in which theatre of war he actually served in but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 11 Church Street, Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire, Wales, working as a General Labourer.  His death was recorded at the Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, Registry in 1958. (Notes:  (1) The name has been frequently spelt as 'Sharpe' but as he and his father before him were both registered as 'Sharp' this has been used.  (2) The 1939 Register gives a differing date of birth but the Parish Register is clear on this point. (3) His christian names have also been reversed in later records thus his birth name order has been used.)


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