Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
15 Sep 1916
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Rifleman Arthur David Sharp, C/6265, 18th Battalion King's Royal Rifles, was killed in action on the Somme on September 15th, 1916. He was single and aged 28.
He had enlisted at St Pancras in London in July 1915 and went out to France the following May.
His father David had died in 1911 and his mother Sarah in 1906. At the time of the 1911 Census he was living at 29 Shirley Road, Luton, with two brothers and four sisters, all then unmarried.
The family had previously lived in Foundry Lane [South Road] and Arthur had worked for 11 years at the Brown and Green foundry in Windsor Street. His military record describes him as a sheet metal worker.
Arthur attended Wellington Street Baptist Church, where his name was inscribed on the church roll of honour. It is also included on the Luton Roll of Honour.