Charles Richard Sharpe

Charles Richard Sharpe

Birth
Pickworth, South Kesteven District, Lincolnshire, England
Death 17 Feb 1963 (aged 73)
Workington, Allerdale Borough, Cumbria, England
Burial Lincoln, City of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
Memorial ID 8026577 · View Source
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World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Corporal in the 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. On May 9, 1915, at Rouges Bancs, France, Corporal Sharpe was in charge of a blocking party sent forward to take a German trench. He was the first to reach the enemy's position and using bombs with great effect cleared out a trench 50 yards long. By this time all his party had fallen, he was then joined by four other men with whom he attacked the enemy with bombs and captured a further trench 250 yards long. For brave leadership, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal and later achieved the rank of Sergeant Major.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 24 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8026577
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Richard Sharpe (2 Apr 1889–17 Feb 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8026577, citing Newport Cemetery, Lincoln, City of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .