George Ernest Sharpe and his younger brother Joseph both died in the First World War, within three months of each other. George was born at Edmondthorpe on 5 November 1874, the son of Arthur and Jane Sharpe. He emigrated to South Africa and spent twenty years on the railways, becoming a relief foreman. George enlisted in the South African Infantry in the early part of 1917, landing in England in May of the same year, and going out to the Western Front in July. He was killed two months later on 20 September 1917 serving with the 3rd Regiment during the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele). He is buried in Perth Cemetery (China Wall), near Ypres in Belgium, grave IV.H.14 and is remembered on Whissendine's war memorial.
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