Biography of Lance Corporal Charlie Sharp (140972)
63rd Field Company, Royal Engineers
Died 20th October 1918


  • Name: Charles Sulman Sharp
  • Date of birth: 17th January 1889
  • Place of Birth: Witcham, Cambridgeshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: January – March 1889
  • Place of Birth Registration: Ely, Cambridgeshire, England

  • Name: Not known
  • DOB: Not known
  • Place of Birth: Not known
  • Occupation: Not known

  • Name: Sarah Maria Sharp
  • DOB: 1872
  • Place Of Birth: Witcham Cambridgeshire, England
  • Marriage Not known
Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Charlie Sharp, 1889, Witcham

  • 1891: Charlie is living with his Grandparents in Witcham, Cambridgeshire
  • 1901: Charlie is living with his Grandparents in Witcham, Cambridgeshire
  • 1911: Charlie is living in Wakerley, Stamford with the Dalton Family as a Boarder. The census gives him an age of 22 and he is listed as a Wheelwright.
Relatives in services

  • Charlie’s brother-in-laws Arthur Palmer Hill and George Hill also fought and was killed in WW1. Arthur and George can also be found on our page dedicated to the Rippingale memorials.

  • Name: Maud Hill
  • Date of birth: 1891
  • Place of Birth: Rippingale, Lincolnshire, England

  • Date of Marriage: 17th October 1917
  • Place of Marriage: Spalding, Lincolnshire, England
Wife’s parents

  • Father: John Thomas Palmer Hill
  • Mother: Annie Lizzie Musson

Newspaper Mentions

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 23rd November 1918
    SPECIAL THANKSGIVING SERVICE were held in the Parish Church on Sunday, also a memorial service in the afternoon for W. Sandall and C. Sharp.


  • Lincolnshire Echo Friday 12th September 1919
    At Rippingale it is proposed to make a house to house collection for the War Memorial Cross, to be erected at the estimated cost of £250, to the honoured memory of those who served in the great war, especially the fallen, those whp made the supteme sacrifice from here being: Arthur Hill, George Hill, Frank Kime, George Daff Pollard, John William Sandall, Walter Sandall, Charles Sharpe, Walter Scarborough, and Arthur Thompson.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found
Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Lance Corporal Charlie Sharp, 140972, 63rd Field Company Royal Engineers was killed in action on 20th October 1918 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Wife Maud

  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal


  • UK:
  • Rippingale, outside memorial at St Andrew’s Church


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In Memory of Lance Corporal Charlie Sharp, 140972, 63rd Field Company, Royal Engineers who died on 20 October 1918 Age 29
    Husband of M Cunnington (formerly Sharp) of 89 Station Road, Langley Mill, Derbyshire. Born Rippingale, Lincs.
    Remembered with Honour, Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery
    Grave Ref: IV H 37

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© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

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