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ALEXANDER SHARP **Now Commemorated**

 
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dhubthaigh
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:21 pm    Post subject: ALEXANDER SHARP **Now Commemorated** Reply with quote

THE PEOPLE'S JOURNAL: 08.02.1919
FOR THEIR COUNTRY


SHARP - At Leigh Military Hospital, on Monday, 3rd Feb., Pte. A. Sharp, second son of Mr and Mrs Sharp, Binn Cottages, Kinfauns. Funeral from Binn Cottages, on Saturday, 8th Feb., to Kinfauns Churchyard, at 2 p.m. All friends invited.

THE PEOPLE'S JOURNAL: 15.02.1919
KINFAUNS - SOLDIER'S FUNERAL


Never before has such an impressive funeral taken place in this quiet parish as that witnessed on Saturday, when the remains of Pte. Alex. Sharp, 4/5th Black Watch, son of Mr and Mrs Sharp, Binn Cottages, were laid to rest in the churchyard of Kinfauns. The obsequies were after the military form, the Black Watch band and firing party being in attendance. Lieut.-Col. R. S. Davidson, minister of the parish, officiated, and as the cortege wound its way slowly along the picturesque road many spectators could be seen viewing it from the various points of vantage. Pte. Sharp died in a military hospital in Lancashire.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:58 pm    Post subject: Alexander Sharp - Black Watch Reply with quote

Mark

He was aged 28 but nothing else to be found on him. You will need to obtain the DC to see what it reveals. Send me an e-mail if you get it.

The reference for Alexander Sharp is: District - Leigh, Volume 8C, page 448.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cannot believe I first posted this more than six years ago - quite incredible!

I finally sent for the death certificate and it confirmed Alex was a private in the 4/5th Black Watch dying of influenza and pneumonia.

He is an 'in service' death and details forwarded to Terry Denham.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good news Mark. It's good to see this case is back on track again.

Thanks

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this S/40750 Alex Sharp?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DelBoy wrote:
Is this S/40750 Alex Sharp?


Yes.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grave found at Kinfauns.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Added to CWGC today;

SHARP, ALEXANDER

Rank: Private
Service No: S/40750
Date of Death: 03/02/1919
Age:28
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 8th Bn.
Panel Reference:
Memorial: UNITED KINGDOM BOOK OF REMEMBRANCEAdditional Information:Son of Elizabeth Sharp of Kinfauns, Perthshire.
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