Sharpe, Frederick



1884 - 1915
Rank Private
Service no.7414
DiedDecember 21, 1915




Frederick was born in 1884 in Leicester to Martin Sharpe, a shoehand and Emma (nee Green).

They had 12 children-
Isaac 1882
Emma 1883
Frederick 1884
Harry 1886
George 1888
Walter 1889
Jim 1892
Tom William 1893
Albert 1894
William 1896
Jane 1898
Nellie 1900

In 1891 census the family lived at 20 Johnson Street, Leicester.
In 1901 census they were at the same address and Fred was a boot heeler.
In 1906 Fred’s mother, Emma, died aged 44.
In 1907 Fred married Harriet Maria (nee Dilley).
In 1911 census the Sharpe family were living at 148 Green Lane Rd. but there is no census for Frederick and Harriet.

Frederick became Private 7414 2nd Yorks and Lancashire Regiment and was Killed in Action on 21.12.1915. I do not know where he is buried but at the time of his death his wife and child were living at 18 Syston Street.

Fred’s photograph is in-Leicester Mercury 12.1.1916 pg3
Daily Post 12.1.1916 pgl
Illustrated Chronicle 15.1.1916 pgl0