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William George SHARPEN

Regimental number2017
Place of birthForest Gate, Essex, England
SchoolTrumpington Road Board School, Leytonstone, Essex, England
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMarket gardener
AddressMrs Alice Wadsworth (friend), Shepparton Avenue, Murrumbeena, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, William H Sharpen, 130 Kitchener Road, Forest Gate, Essex, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 27 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 23 April 1917
Place of death or woundingBapaume, Somme Sector, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialAchiet-Le-Grand communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. I), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Emma SHARPEN, 130 Kitchener Road, Forest Gate, London, England

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