Image from 1917 Chronicle newspaper


Born: 1886, Ipswich.

Died: 28th April 1917; age 31; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Date of Entry Therein: 30th May 1915 – France.

Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 6665

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:IMG_6748

Bay 4.

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,







1891   Old Cottages, Ranleigh Road, Ipswich.


Alfred was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Arthur Sharman, a Signal Fitter Railway, born Wortham, Suffolk.

Sarah Sharman (nee Scott), 33, born Ashill, Suffolk.

Lewis Sharman, 13, born Battersea, Surrey.

Arthur Sharman, 11, born Battersea.

Robert Henry Sharman, 9, born Stratford, Essex.

Frederick William Sharman, 7, born Ipswich.

Henrietta May Sharman, 1, born Ipswich.


1901   8, Austin Street, Ipswich.


Alfred was 15 years old, a News Agents Porter. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Arthur, 54, a Railway Signal Fitter.

Sarah, 48.

Frederick, 17, a Printer’s Labourer.

Henrietta, 11.


1911   Egypt.


Alfred was 25 years old, a Soldier ranked Corporal of the 1st Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment – Infantry. Occupation – Signaller.


Alfred’s father, Arthur Sharman, died 1901, Ipswich.

 Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment battalion movements

Suffolk regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment


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