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Henry Walton SHARP

Regimental number6180
Place of birthThornhill, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
SchoolPerse School, Cambridge, England
Other trainingHawkesbury Agricultural College, New South Wales
Age on arrival in Australia19
AddressPeel Street, West Tamworth, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, David Sharp, nearest address known, Hampshire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateDied of disease 8 February 1917
Place of death or woundingDied in hospital, Fargo, Salisbury Plains, England
Age at death38
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialDurrington Cemetery (Grave No. 184), Wiltshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and J. SHARP, 'La Lawnside', Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

War service: England

Embarked from Sydney, 25 October 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 28 December 1916. Marched into 5th Training Bn, Rollestone, 29 December 1916.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 29 January 1917; died of chronic bronchitis and asthma, 8 February 1917.

Medal: British War Medal

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