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William Ernest SHARPE

Regimental number1640
Place of birthCarnforth, Lancashire, England
SchoolState School, Kyneton, Victoria
Age on arrival in Australia6 months
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBushman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, William Waters Sharpe, Lillydale Grove, Auburn, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Militia, Kyneton, Victoira
Enlistment date30 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name11th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 22 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 6 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death26.10
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialShell Green Cemetery (Plot II, Row I, Grave No. 34), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
64
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Emma SHARP, 42 Lilydale Grove, Auburn, Victoria. Native ofCarnforth, England
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law: 1023 Sergeant James H. SANDFORD, 21st Bn, killed in action, Broodseinde, 9 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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