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Robert SHARPLES

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Surname: SHARPLES

Forename(s): Robert

Place of Birth: Hawes, Yorkshire

Service No: 235110

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 1/4th Battalion

Division: 50th (Northumbrian) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1917-04-23

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Bay 5

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: COTTERDALE, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: HARDRAW, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: HAWES, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: SEDBUSK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Robert Sharples was the son of William and Jane Sharples, née Waggitt. William was born at Bradford, Yorkshire and Jane at Shildon, Co. Durham.

1881 Hardrow, Yorkshire Census: Robert Sharples, aged 1 year, born Hawes, Yorkshire son of William and Jane Sharples.

1891 Hardrow, Yorkshire Census: Scarr End - Robert Sharpless, aged 10 years, born Hawes, Yorkshire son of William and Jane Sharpless.

1901 Wigan, Lancashire Census: 19, Throstles Nest Avenue - Robert Sharples, aged 20 years, born Hawes, Yorkshire, son of Jane Sharples, widow.

1911 Hardrow, Yorkshire Census: Scar End - Robert Sharples, aged 30 years, born Hawes, Yorkshire, son of Jane Sharples, widow.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Robert Sharples, 8850 & 235110, Yorkshire Regiment.

For additional information see: ‘Wensleydale Remembered - The Sacrifice made by the Families of a Northern Dale 1914-1918 and 1939-1945’ by Keith Taylor (2004, ISBN 1 898941 91 2).

Data Source: Local War Memorial

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

SHARPLES, Robert, Yorkshire Regiment, Hardrow, reported missing April 23, 1917, now presumed dead.

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 50th (Northumbrian) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 50th (Northumbrian) Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: SHARPLES

Forename(s): Robert

Born:

Residence:

Enlisted: Hawes, Yorkshire

Number: 235110

Rank: Private

Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 4th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 1917-04-23

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: SHARPLES

Forename(s): Robert

Nationality: United Kingdom

Service Number: 235110

Rank: Private

Regiment: Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own)

Unit: 4th Battalion

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 1917-04-23

Additional Information:

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

22 February 1918

SHARPLES – Death officially presumed of Pte. Robert Sharples, Yorks. Regiment, eldest son of Mrs. Sharples, Hardraw, near Hawes, reported missing in France, April 23rd, 1917.

22 February 1918

HARDRAW SOLDIER PRESUMED KILLED

The death has been officially presumed of Private Robert Sharples, Yorkshire Regiment, eldest son of Mrs. Sharples, of Hardraw, near Hawes. Private Sharples enlisted in March 1916, and was sent to France in December of the same year. He was reported missing on April 23rd 1917, and as no further news has been received regarding him, his death on or about that date has been presumed. Private Sharples was a well-known local athlete, and was on many occasions a successful competitor at local sports. He leaves a widowed mother to mourn his loss.

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