Clarence C. Sharp

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History

Clarence Walter Sharp (SN 1610) lived at 508 Lydiard Street and was a clerk at the time of his World War One enlistment in April 1915. While serving with the 22nd Battalion he was killed in action at Pozieres in France on 27 July 1916. The battle of Pozieres started 23 July 1916 and continued until early September. The fighting was fierce at places that have become legendary such as Mouquet Farm and the Windmill. Australian casualties were heavy. By the time the battle ended Australia had suffered more than 23,000 casualties including around 6,800 who were killed. Nineteen of those were from Ballarat and have no known graves. Clarence was 22 years of age, he is one who has no known grave and is commemorated on the Australian Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux. [1]

Legacy

World War One service recognised on the Ballarat Avenue of Honour.

See also

World War One

Notes

References

  1. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2609529412700834&set=a.1413059102347877&type=3&theater, accessed 27 April 2020.

Further Reading

External links

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2609529412700834&set=a.1413059102347877&type=3&theater


--Beth Kicinski 13:33, 24 August 2013 (EST); --Clare K.Gervasoni 17:41, 27 April 2020 (AEST)

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