Remembering those who fought in the Great War.

William Sharp

SON OF WILLIAM AND MARGARET SHARP, OF GREENOCK; HUSBAND OF LYDIA MAUD ROWE (FORMERLY SHARP, NEE JOLIN), OF 2, TORQUE VILLAS, LEWIS ST., ST. HELIER, JERSEY. Fiona Sellars Another cousin much older than George(Blake) was with the King’s Own Royal Lancashire Regiment. William Sharp had been a professional soldier and had joined the local volunteers in time to serve in the Boer War, George recounts the memory of seeing the local volunteers returning from the Boer war detraining at Cartsdyke station viewed from his Grandmothers back window. “My infantile fancy had dwelt on bayonets dripping with blood and all I saw were kilted, khaki-jacketed, sun helmeted or slouch hatted figures getting out of a train and dashing about a half hidden platform, no doubt in an anxious effort to get their formation into shape for a really big effort of triumphal marching through the town proper.” This William Sharp a Serjeant Major, was killed in action on 26th August 1914— the story goes that he was wounded and was hospitalised in a church in France, the other story is he was a prisoner of war in the church — however this church was bombed by the Germans and thus William died. My Grandfather was named after him William McC S Blake.