Harry William Sharman

133030, Gunner, 21st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.

Died Of Wounds on the 16th September 1918 aged 18

Gunner Harry William Sharman

Harry was the son of John Sharman of Bardwell in Suffolk. It is believed that Harry came to the town in search of work and before joining the Army was employed as a Milk Cart attendant by Mr.Moules in Stevenage and later by Mr.C.F.Allen.

He joined up when he was 18 as he had two brothers already serving in the forces, one of whom was also killed. He went to France in April 1918 and it was only a short time before he was wounded. Having recovered he returned to his unit and on the 12th September he was in a dugout when a shell exploded nearby, a piece of shrapnel then pierced the walls and entered his back. He died from his injuries four days later.

Harry is buried in the Varennes Military Cemetery, France. (4.A.15.)

Medal Entitlement: British War Medal & Victory Medal.


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