Charles Henderson Sharp

Memorial: South Gloucestershire war dead not on a local memorial

Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private S/5264

Parents: Robert and Sarah Sharp

Marital status: Married

Home address: Home Address: 77 Waterloo Street, Glasgow. Lived: 3 Glenburn Road, Two Mile Hill, Kingswood, Bristol

Date of birth: c. 1893

Place of birth: Glasgow

Date of death: 27/10/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Maing Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Not commemorated on a local memorial

Age: 25

Further information:

Charles was born in Glasgow, the son of an engineer. He married Elsie Kate Bowdick, a chocolate maker living in Kingswood, whilst on leave in May 1918 and five months before he died.

Charles' battalion, the 1st/6th Perthshire Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) mobilised to France and landed in Boulogne in May 1915 as part of the 153rd Brigade of the 51st Division and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including the Battle of Festubert, the Battles of the Scarpe and the Battle of St Quentin. Charles was killed in action two weeks before the armistice and the day after the Battle of the Selle (17th – 26th October 1918) which was an allied victory. The battle was one of the closing battles of the war during which Maing village, where Charles is buried was captured by the 51st (Highland) Division.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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