Private Frederick Thomas Sharp

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

19 Apr 1916

War time / or Pre War occupation

Iron moulder


Diamond Foundry

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

21 Essex Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Essex Farm Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 18th May 1916
Pte Frederick Thomas Sharp


Pte Frederick Thomas Sharp, 3/8705, 8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action near Ypres on April 19th, 1916. He was aged 29 and the father of six children.

Pte Sharp, of 21 Essex Street, Luton, joined the colours in October 1914 and was drafted to the Western Front in October 1915. He fought at Ypres, Messines and Vimy Ridge and was gassed in December 1915. On recovery he returned to the trenches.

He formerly worked as an iron moulder at the Diamond Foundry in Dallow Road. He was also well-known in athletics circles and was a harrier.

His widow, Lizzie, learned of her husband's death from Pte A. Burgess, whose home was in Albert Road. He said he was with Pte Sharp when he died and they had buried him as decently as possible in the circumstances.

Individual Location

Pte Frederick Thomas Sharp

Author: Deejaya

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