Joseph Sharpe

View Joseph on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Service number:
The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Date of birth:
04 July 1880
Date of death:
30 November 1917
Age at Death:

Known information

Joseph Sharpe and his elder brother Ernest were both killed in the First World War within three months of each other. Joseph was born at Whissendine on 4 July 1880, the son of Arthur, a farm bailiff, and Jane Sharpe. He was married to Mabel and the couple had two children. They had moved to live in Pendleton, Manchester where Joseph worked on the railways as a dining-car attendant before he enlisted on 2 March 1917. He joined the 12th Battalion The King's (Liverpool Regiment) and went to France on 12 June that year. Joseph fought at Cambrai and was killed on 30 November 1917 and buried at Masnieres. But his grave was lost and Joseph is now remembered on Panel 4 of the Cambrai Memorial and also on Whissendine's war memorial. His brother Ernest had emigrated to South Africa and was killed on the Western Front in September 1917. 

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Mr Sharpe's memorial
By John Stokes on Wednesday 12th November '14 at 1:46pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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