The AIF Project

Arthur Hill SHARPE

Regimental number2011
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTelephone linesman
Address2 Clarendon Place, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Cox, 2 Clarendon Place, South Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date17 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919

Military Medal

'In the attack on the morning of 3rd October, 1918, near ESTREES, North of ST. QUENTIN, the left flank was held up by machine gun nests. While the work of clearing out these nests was in progress, the men at our disposal were few in number and working from different directions. This N.C.O. on his own initiative, collected 4 men and rushed a machine gun post, shot the gunner and captured the remainder (7 in all). He then joined 2nd Lieutenant FOOTE and assisted him with two others, to capture 70 prisoners. When this party was counter attacked by about 100 of the enemy, Corporal SHARP showed great coolness and courage and when forced to retire endeavoured to bring back the Lewis gun which had been put ... ' [the following page is missing from the record.]
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Print format    

© The AIF Project 2024, UNSW Canberra. Not to be reproduced without permission.