Born: 17th April 1896, Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Baptised: 22nd May 1896, at St. John’s Church, Lowestoft.

Died: 2nd June 1942; age: 46; Civilian War Dead at 127, Bixley Road, Ipswich. Killed through war operations on 2nd June 1942. Body found on the 2nd June 1942.

Residence: 79, Bixley Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Engineering Designer of Crane Excavating Machinery.


Rank: A.M.I. Mech.E., (Associate Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers) Air Raid Warden – Ipswich County Borough.


Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr & Mrs George Meyrick Sharp, of 522, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich; husband of Miriam Sharp, of 79, Bixley Road, Ipswich.




1901   75, Albert Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk.


Philip was 5 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

George Meyrick Sharp, 51, a Pianoforte Tuner – own account, born Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

Elizabeth Sharp (nee Chipperfield), 43, born Lowestoft.

Edward George Sharp, 21, a Marine Engine Fitter, born Lowestoft.

Frederick William Sharp, 15, born Lowestoft.


1911   27, Vicarage Road, Hoole, Chester.


Philip was 14 years old and living with his parents.

George, 61, a Pianoforte Tuner – own account.

Elizabeth, 53.


In 1932, Paddington, London, Philip married Ada Miriam Augusta Turner, born March 1897, Battersea, London – daughter of Herbert Henry Turner, an engineer’s pattern maker and Sarah Ann Lousie Turner (nee Hogarth), of 49, Beecham Road, Reading, Berkshire.



Philip was an Engineering Designer of Crane Excavating Machinery. He and Ada were living at their home – 79, Bixley Road, Ipswich.


Philip’s death occurred only a few months after his election to Associate Membership of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He was machine designer to Messrs. Ransomes and Rapier, Ipswich. He was educated at the Liverpool Technical School and the Manchester College of Technology. After serving his apprenticeship from 1912 to 1915 with Messrs. William Gamon & Company, at Chester, he enlisted and the following four years were spent on active service with the Royal Army Service Corps. After holding various appointments successively with the engineering firms of Messrs. J.H. Wilson & Company, Birkenhead; Messrs. Royce, Ltd., Trafford Park, Manchester and Messrs. W.J. Jenkins & Company, Retford, he returned for a period of two years to Messrs. Royce as assistant Chief Draughtsman. In 1929 he joined Messrs. Ransomes and Rapier. Philip was also for some years a lecturer on Design and the Theory of Machines at the Ipswich School of Engineering.                         


Probate to Ada Miriam Augusta Sharp and Thomas Cox Lindop, an Engineers Draughtsman.


Philip is also remembered on the Ransomes & Rapier war memorial now at Bourne Park, Ipswich.

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