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Remembered Today:

My Grandfather POW

Guest bazsharp

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Hi all,

I would be obliged if anyone has any information about my Grandfather. Private 12657 William Sharp

7th Batt - East Yorkshire Regiment. He was wounded and became a POW. He lived in Hull.

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Welcome to the Forum

Your man has 6 pages of pension records on Ancestry. ( bullet in left thigh & taken prisoner March 1918 )


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Welcome to the forum

There is a small snippet in the Hull Daily Mail Wednesday 8th May 1918 under the heading 'Prisoners of War'

'Private Wm. Sharp E Y, son of Mrs Sharp 5 Porter Place Porter-street. Joined up at the outbreak of hostilities'

Which probably doesn't tell you any more than you already know.

Also, in the Dinsdale list database on the East Yorkshire Regiment site is the following: 'Private William Sharp 12657 7th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Photo and write up Hull Daily News 2nd May 1918. Prisoner of War AVL (Absent Voters List) Hull. 1918 7th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Next of kin 5 Porter place Porter-street.Hull'


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