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Date of Birth
Date of Death
19 Apr 1916
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte Frederick Thomas Sharp, 3/8705, 8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action near Ypres on April 19th, 1916. He was aged 29 and the father of six children.
Pte Sharp, of 21 Essex Street, Luton, joined the colours in October 1914 and was drafted to the Western Front in October 1915. He fought at Ypres, Messines and Vimy Ridge and was gassed in December 1915. On recovery he returned to the trenches.
He formerly worked as an iron moulder at the Diamond Foundry in Dallow Road. He was also well-known in athletics circles and was a harrier.
His widow, Lizzie, learned of her husband's death from Pte A. Burgess, whose home was in Albert Road. He said he was with Pte Sharp when he died and they had buried him as decently as possible in the circumstances.