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5 Sep 1917
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Pte Harry (Henry) Sharp, 228138, 1st City of London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), died of wounds sustained in Flanders on September 5th, 1917. He was attached to the 13th Battalion Royal Fusiliers.
Tragically for parents Harry and Edith May Sharp, of 5 Windmill Street [later Welbeck Road], Luton, Pte Sharp's death occurred on the day news reached them that their other son Horace had been killed in a German bombing raid over Chatham Dockyard on September 3rd.
Harry Sharp, aged 20, had been admitted to hospital in Flanders suffering from a serious gunshot wound in the back. He died shortly after admission.
Known as 'Nifton,' he had attended Hitchin Road School in Luton, and prior to joining up was employed on the Luton tramways by lessees Balfour, Beatty & Co.
Harry enlisted on the outbreak of war in 1914 but was discharged for being under military age - he had given his age in 1914 as 19 years and six months. In January 1917 he rejoined the Royal Fusiliers and was sent out to France the following month.