Robert is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.

Recorded on war records as SHERMAN.


Born: 1890, Ipswich.

Died on or since death presumed: 8th May 1915; age 25.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 15th January 1915 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 9544.

Regiment: King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 12.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,






1891   26, Handford Cut, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.


Robert was a year old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Sharman, 49, a Labourer – Carter – Furniture, born Chattisham, Suffolk.

Sarah Sharman (nee Manthorp-Syred), 42, born Ipswich.

David Sharman, 22, a Soldier – 19th Hussars, born Chattisham.

Charles Sharman, 20, a Bricklayer’s Labourer, born Ipswich.

Walter James Sharman, 18, a Brickyard Labourer, born Ipswich.

Arthur Edgar Sharman, 16, born Ipswich.

Thomas Samuel Sharman, 10, born Ipswich.

Hannah Elizabeth Sharman, 9, born Ipswich.

Sarah Ann Sharman, 7, born Ipswich.


1901   52, Wallace Road, Ipswich.


Robert was 11 years old and living with his widowed father & sister.

William, 60, a Bricklayer’s Labourer.

Sarah, 17, a Domestic Help – at home.


1911   India.


Robert was 21 years old, a Soldier ranked Private for The King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), 1st Battalion.


Robert’s mother, Sarah Sharman died 1893, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to William Sharman – father.

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