SIDNEY JOHN MANSER SHARP 1892–1941
Born 1st September 1892, Dover.
Baptised 1892, St John Mariner Church, Dover
Married June quarter 1915 to Daisy Maycock in Taunton, son Roy born 1916
Died at sea, July 28th 1941
Age eight living with grandmother Ellen Manser and mother, Annie Sharp, at 10 Victoria Crescent, Dover, father absent. He was the son of John Sharp and Annie Manser whom he married in 1890. John Sharp was the eldest son of the late Captain Sharp, Dover. Annie Manser was the third daughter of George Manser, Deputy Harbour Master, Dover.
Military Service 1908-10
Enlisted in October 1908, age 17, with the Territorial Force, Home Counties (Cinque Ports) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
Address: 9 Balfour Rd, Dover. Age 17. Occupation: none. Height 5ft 5ins, girth 33ins
He served as a gunner until 16.12.10. Discharged as medically unfit
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant (Commissioned 26.2.1918)
Service Number: 74435
Military Unit: 3rd Battalion (Reserves) Dorsetshire Regiment, formerly Royal Army Medical Corps.
Theatre of War: Unconfirmed – men from the 3rd Dorsetshire fought in several theatres. His period of time serving with the R.A.M.C. has not been confirmed.
Medals Awarded: Unconfirmed but Forces War Records state it was very possible he was entitled to the British War Medal and likely that he was entitled to the Victory Medal.
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent
Married Daisy Sophia Maycock in Taunton, June quarter, 1915. She was born in Nottingham in 1892 and was living in Radcliffe in 1911 at the Harlequin with father Charles, a joiner, mother Susanna, brother William, 8, and sister Lina, 1.
Address: Main Road, Radcliffe
Employment: Club Steward Radcliffe Social Club
Household: wife Daisy, sons Roy and Charles and boarder Harold Stanley Day, an architect with Notts County Council. His son Charles was born 1919 in Ireland, so Sidney may have been serving in Ireland.
Address: 11a Pirrie Close, Southampton
Occupation: Mercantile Marine, 2nd steward, O.H.M.S. Somersetshire, 25.9.1939, D/B number 1131246, L/Boat Cert. 60165
Household: living with wife Daisy S and son Roy, a cartographical draughtsman, Ordnance Survey, T.C.A.
From England and Wales National Probate Calendar:
Died at sea, 28 July 1941. Chief steward 140529 S.S. Lancashire. Address: “Ava”, Bullwood, Dunoon, Argyllshire. Cause of death: Primary: angina pectoris, secondary: exhaustion by excessive heat. Widow Daisy Sophia.
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour:
Living in Radcliffe on Trent in 1918 and married a woman from the village.