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Albert Henry SHARP

Regimental number1771
Date of birth--/05/1885
Place of birthChippenham England
Other NamesSHARP, A H
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSutton Benger, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sharp, Sutton Benger, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England
Enlistment date30 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF20
Promotion date: 17 May 1917


Unit: INF20
Promotion date: 16 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Albert Henry

Military Cross

'During the operations on 8th August, 1918, east of Villers Bretonneux, near Amiens, the right flank was held up by machine gun fire from an enemy post. He rushed the post single handed, killed two of the crew, and took the remainder prisoners. Later, when his platoon lost direction in thick fog, he showed remarkable ingenuity and resource in getting them onto the objective. His courage and coolness inspired all under his command.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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