SHARPE, Edgar [of Farndon + Newark]

Private/Drummer, Sherwood Foresters

By George Harper

 Private (Sometimes referred to as Drummer) Edgar Sharpe. At the age of 36 Edgar Sharpe could be counted as one of the veterans of the local Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters. His military career began when he joined up in the 2nd Notts. Volunteers before the Territorial Army had even been created. His parents lived at Trent Villas but when he married Edgar moved to Newark. He was a part time soldier until 1914. His full time work was as a core maker at Simpsons. When war was declared he was at summer camp with a lot of the rest of the Battalion so he would have shared the excitement of mobilising in Newark Market Place, preparing for active service and marching off from Newark to Derby via Radcliffe and Nottingham. He survived all the action from 1916 through to November 1917. It was then on November 2nd that he was caught in enemy artillery barrage and killed by shellfire leaving a widow and 2 young children. His grave lies in Philosophe Military Cemetery.

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