Corporal Herbert Thomas Sharp

Thank you to Patricia Brazier for the following research.

Herbert Thomas was born in Dorking in 1882, his parents were Walter and Annie (nee Jarrott).

Herbert had three sisters Esther, Annie and Mabel. His family lived in North Street in Dorking.  When the 1891 census was taken the family had moved to Church Road in Godalming.  Herbert and his sisters, Esther and Mabel are at school and Walter their father is a Baker. Sadly his sister Annie had died in 1887.

The family then moved to Guildford and in the 1901 census, they are living at 43 Eagle Road. Herbert is 19 and working as a Bricklayer. His father, Walter is a now Baker Confectioner.

Herbert married Lucy Ann Peopall in Guildford in 1906. They had two daughters, Ena Ellen Grace born in 1907 and Evelyn Dorothy born in 1910. He enlisted into the Queens Royal West Surrey in Guildford and after training, he went to France.

He died on 4th July 1918 from wounds received when his Battalion were fighting in Northern France. He is buried in Bagneux British Cemetery in Plot 3 Row C, Grave No 19. His wife requested that “Farewell beloved till he whose home is ours above unite us there!” His daughter Ellen Grace married Cecil Bishop in 1926, then Walter J A Keel in 1954. Evelyn Dorothy married George Edward Alborough in 1933. Herbert’s wife Lucy Ann continued to live in Guildford; she married Arthur H Edwards in June

Born Dorking, Surrey
Lived Guildford, Surrey
Son of Walter and Annie (nee Jarrott) Sharp of North Street, Dorking
Husband of Lucy Ann Peopall
Father of Ena Ellen Grace and Evelyn Dorothy Sharp
Regiment 6th Battalion, The Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment
Number G/22284
Date of Death 4th July 1918
Place of Death Northern France
Cause of Death Died of wounds
Age 37
Cemetery Bagneux British Cemetery, France
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