Stanley Sharman

Stanley Sharman
Private 283780
1st/4th London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)


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Stanley Sharman was the youngest son of Frederick and L. E. H. Sharman, of 68, Liverpool Road.  His father was serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps., and his brother Lance-Corporal Sharman was about to receive a commission at the time of Stanley’s death. Prior to the war Stanley had been an apprentice at the Berkshire Printing Company.

 The details of the death of Stanley Sharman were published in the Chronicle of 31st August 1917.  Private Sharman had been a stretcher bearer and died of shell wounds received on August 16th whilst administering water to a wounded comrade.

 Stanley Sharman had seen 15 months active service and 10 months had been spent in France. His Captain, writing to his mother, said of him,

 “He was such a gallant fellow, always prepared to help his wounded comrades, regardless of the danger”.

 He died of wounds on 17th August 1917, aged 20 years.
 Stanley Sharman is buried at Mendingham Military Cemetery, Belgium.  Location III. F. 8.  

His name also appears on the Reading YMCA memorial.