SHARMAN, Harry William

No.133030, Private, Harry William SHARMAN
Aged 19

21st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps
Died of his Wounds on Monday, 16th September 1918

Harry William Sharman was born in Bardwell (Thingoe Q1-1899 4A:866), son of John and Ellen Sophia SHARMAN (née WALES).

1901 census...Aged 2, he was at 3 Carr Lane, Bardwell with his father John SHARMAN [39] shepherd, born Langham; his mother Ellen [23] born Ixworth and brothers Charles [5] and Frederick John [3]. All the children were born in Bardwell.

1911 census...Aged 12, he was at 122 Eastgate Street, Bury St Edmunds with his father; brothers Charles (labourer)and Frederick (labourer) and sister May [9] born Bury St Edmunds. Of 5 children one had died.

The family address given to the International Red Cross when his brother was a prisoner of war was Church Lane, Timworth.

His elder brother Frederick died of his wounds in Germany as a prisoner of war in May 1915. see here

He enlisted in Bury St Edmunds.

Dying of his Wounds at a CCS there is no way of telling exactly when or where he was wounded. The 21st Battalion Machine Gun Corps had been operating in the Peronne-St Quentin area at the time.

just to make it harder to find him, they changed his name to Harvey

Varennes then and now from Peter Vandervelden

Harry Sharman is buried in Varennes Military Cemetery, grave 4:A:15
also commemorated on the Bury St.Edmunds roll of honour

click here to go to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for full cemetery/memorial details