Born 1881, Ipswich.

Died: 10th April 1917; age 35; KiA.

Residence: Ipswich.


Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Rank: Private; Service Number: G/51516

Regiment: Royal Fusiliers, London Regiment, 10th Battalion.

Formerly 6807, 25th Middlesex Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Houdain Lane Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,




1881   1, Thorn Court, Fore Street, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Robert was 3 months old and living with his parents & brother.

Charles Sharman, 29, a General Labourer, born Ipswich.

Lucy Sharman, 33, born Ipswich.

Charles William Sharman, 6, born Ipswich.

1891   104, Fore Street, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Robert was 10 years old and living with his parents and brother.

Charles, 38, a Bricklayer’s Labourer.

Lucy, 47.

Charles, 16, an Errand Boy.

1901   104, Fore Street, Ipswich.

Robert was 20 years old, a Labourer – Brick Yard. He was living with his parents.

Charles, 50, a Labourer – Brack Yard.

Lucy, 60.

1911   20, Fairlight Road, Ipswich.

Robert was 30 years old, a Labourer – Paul’s Malting.

Clara, 31.

William, 5.

Stanley, 2.

Percy, 3 weeks.

In 1902, Ipswich, Robert married Clara Elizabeth Burwood, a factory hand – paper box factory, born January 1878, Ipswich – daughter of Richard Burwood, a brewer’s cooper and Emily Burwood (nee Sewell), of Crown Street, Ipswich.

They had 5 sons:

William John Sharman, born December 1905, Ipswich.

Stanley Charles Sharman, born May 1908, Ipswich.

Percy F. Sharman, born 1911, Ipswich – died 1912, Ipswich.

Leslie Arthur Sharman, born May 1915, Ipswich.

Basil Robert Sharman, born February 1917, Ipswich.

Clara also lost her brother RICHARD JOHN BURWOOD during the First World War.

Soldiers’ Effects to Clara Sharman – widow.




 Royal Fusiliers, London Regiment, 10th Battalion

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