Sharpe, Henry (Harry)

Henry (Harry) Sharpe was born in Gloucester, England in 1891.

The 1901 Census shows that the family lived at Myrtle Villa, 17 Linden Road, Gloucester. The head of the family was George Sharpe aged 40, a Blacksmith.  His wife Martha Sharpe aged 41 and their five children – William Sharpe aged 18, a Blacksmith, Charles Sharpe aged 16, a Millwright, Eliza Sharpe aged 14, Harry Sharpe aged 9 and Edith Sharpe aged 2 years.

By 1911 aged 20, Harry was living as a Boarder at Glen Aspet, Ffynnongroew Road, Rhyl, Flintshire, North Wales and employed locally as a Dental Mechanic.

In April 1913 he married Gladys Walters and they lived at Ibstock, Lake Avenue, Rhyl, Flintshire.

Following the outbreak of the First World War Harry enlisted at the Recruitment Centre, Rhyl with 16th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers and was killed in action on Friday 15 March 1918.

On 26 May 1918, a payment of £1. 0s. 2d. was made by the War Office to Mrs Gladys Sharpe, being monies owed to her husband Harry.  On 9 May 1919, a further payment which is recorded as a War Gratuity of £6. 10s. 0d. was also made to her.

He is also remembered on The North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, North Wales and on a Remembrance Plaque at The Royal Alexandra Hospital, Marine Drive, Rhyl, Flintshire.

Learn more about the other soldiers on the Rhyl Memorial

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