image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.
Born: 1894, Ipswich.
Presumed Dead: 15th July 1916; age: 22; Died of Wounds.
Enlistment Place: Ipswich.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 201023
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.
Pier & Face 1C & 2A,
1901 47, Newton Road, Ipswich.
Stanley was 6 years old and living with his parents & brothers.
John Sharp, 42, a Engine Maker, born Lincoln, Lincolnshire.
Alice Sharp (nee Carter), 38, born Ipswich.
John Sharp, 17, an Iron Foundry Fitter, born Ipswich.
George Sharp, 15, an Iron Foundry Fitter, born Ipswich.
Frederick Sharp, 12, born Ipswich.
Sidney Sharp, 8, born Ipswich.
William Sharp, 5, born Ipswich.
Joseph Sharp, 1, born Ipswich.
1911 237, Nacton Road, Ipswich.
Stanley was 16 years old, a Moulder – Agricultural Engineers. He was living with his parents & siblings.
John, 55, a Turner – Agricultural Engineers.
Frederick, 22, a Carpenter – Agricultural Engineers.
Sidney, 18, a Warehouseman – Paper Merchant.
William, 15, a Moulder – Agricultural Engineers.
Lucy, 8, born Ipswich.
Thomas, 6, born Ipswich.
Ernest, 4, born Ipswich.
Stanley is also remembered on the war memorial at Dance East, Jerwood Dancehouse, Ipswich, formerly Cranfield’s Flour Mill.
The Somme offensive day 15
The battle of the Bazentin Ridge and the attack on High Wood.
The 4th Battalion the Suffolk’s 15th July 1916 regimental records:
While the 4th Battalion was moving through Becordel to the position between Fricourt and Mametz where they bivouacked during the night of July 14th-15th, the battle of the Bazentin Ridge was raging in all its fury. They were not destined, however, to remain long thus upon the fringe of the hostilities, and at dawn went out under the command of Major H.C.Copeman D.S.O on support the 1st Middlesex Regiment in an attack on Switch trench. After severe fighting, a line immediately in front of the Village of Bazentin-le-Petit was taken up and held for the remainder of the day. The casualties in the battalion, exceeding two hundred.
This is the highest death rate of the war for Ipswich. 17 men.
Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion: