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VC615   Charles Richard Sharpe

BORN   2 April 1889

DIED   17 February 1963   AGE   73

VC Won    9 May 1915   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Rouges Banc, Aubers Ridge, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Charles Richard Sharpe   No.   7942   

VC Issue No.   615   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Lincolnshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion


Now   Royal Anglian Regiment

Rank VC Won   Acting Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Company Sergeant-Major

Place Of Birth   Pickworth, near Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England

Place Of Death   Workington Infirmary, Cumbria, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Newport Cemetery, Manor Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   21 February 1963

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Plot H, Grave 354

Gazetted   29 June 1915

VC Presented   24 July 1915 by King George V at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


P  Headstone, Newport Cemetery, Manor Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Named on scroll, St Andrews Church, Pickworth, Lincolnshire

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, War Memorial, Bourne, Lincolnshire

By The Way…

After the war he did various gardening jobs and worked on the dustcarts

VC Held By

Royal Lincolnshire Regiment, Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Old Barracks, Burton Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England



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