Regiment : 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. Formerly 5489 2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment.
Service number : 11617
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 35 on 22nd February 1916
Buried : Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq, Panel 12.
Birthplace : St Martin’s, Leicester, resident Redditch, Worcestershire, enlisted Coalville, Leicestershire
Relatives : Son of Mrs Eliza Carroll, of Cemetery House, Redditch, Worcestershire
Memorial : Redditch War Memorial
Credits : Researched by Jillian Coombes.
Served in the South African Campaign.
Evening Despatch, Saturday 25th March 1916:
Private John Sharpe Killed
Mrs E. Carroll, Cemetery Cottage, Redditch, has received information from the War Office that her son, Private John Sharpe, who was on active service in the Persian Gulf Expeditionary Force, was killed on 22 February.
Evening Despatch courtesy of the British Library: http://www.britishnewspaperarchives.co.uk