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 Charles Richard Sharpe

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Charles Richard Sharpe

  • Birth 2 Apr 1889
  • Death 17 Feb 1963
  • Burial Lincoln, City of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
  • Memorial ID 8026577

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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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 24 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8026577
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : 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 .