Private George Charles Sharp

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

15 Jun 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Painter and plumber


Frederick Pearce, Cowper Street

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

45a Baker Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 26th July 1917
Pte George Charles Sharp

Pte George Charles Sharp, 87044, 17th Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), was killed in action on June 15th, 1917.

Comrade Pte A. Tew wrote to widow Rose from the Edmonton Military Hospital: "His last word and thought were of his wife and child. He did not suffer any pain as he was shot through the head and was killed instantly just as we were getting relieved from the trenches. It was hard lines, for in another half-hour he would have been out of the danger zone."

George Sharp joined up in November 1916 in the Motor Transport Service and was transferred to the Machine Gun Section. He had gone to France about a month before he was killed.

Born in Luton in 1888, he was the son of George and Sarah Annie Sharp, of 32 Chobham Street, Luton, and had been employed as a painter and plumber by builder and decorator Frederick Pearce, of 60 Cowper Street, for over 14 years.

On August 3rd, 1912, he married straw hat finisher Rose Ann Brewer, of Gloucester Road, at Park Town Primitive Methodist Church, Luton, where George was a member of the choir. The couple had a son, Frederick Charles, born on May 4th, 1913, and were living at 45a Baker Street, Luton.

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Pte George Charles Sharp

Author: Deejaya

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