James Sharples

First Name: 
James
Last Name: 
Sharples
Mother's Name: 
Phoebe Sharples
Father's Name: 
William Sharples
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, December 9, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
19th Battalion
Company: 
C
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, November 14, 1916
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Private James Sharples (Service no. 4233) was born in Helensburg circa 1893. At enlistment he was a single 22 year old miner living in Reid Town, Corrimal. He embarked on HMAT A67 Orsova on 11th March, 1916 with 10th Reinforcements 19th Battalion.

James served on the Western Front and was killed in action on 14th November, 1916. He is buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery, Plot iv, Row E, Grave 35.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, SHARPLES JAMES

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