Born: 1895, Kersey, Suffolk.

Died: 10th December 1917; age 23; KiA.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Age: 19 years & 6 months; Date: 9th November 1914; Occupation: Footman; Religion: CofE; Next of Kin; Mrs Ellen E. Sharpe. Height: 5ft 8ins, Fair complexion, grey eyes & brown hair. Artificial upper denture.

Embarked: 23rd May 1915 – Southampton – Disembarked: Boulogne.

Date of Entry Therein: 23rd May 1915.

Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 50237

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, 227th Siege Battery.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914-1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Villers Faucon Communal Cemetery Extension,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Alfred & Ellen Sharpe, of 324, Bramford Road, Ipswich.




1901   Main Street, Freckenham, Suffolk.


Stanley was 5 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Alfred Walter Sharpe, 50, a Police Constable, born Ixworth, Suffolk.

Ellen Elizabeth Sharpe (nee Morphey), 43, born Ipswich.

James Tillett Sharpe, 11, born Sudbury, Suffolk.


1911   53, Cobbold Street, Ipswich.


Stanley was 15 years old, a Shop Assistant – Boot Stores. He was living with his aunt & uncle + cousins.

Walter Cotterell, 63, a Grocer – own account, born Culford, Suffolk.

Hannah Cotterell, 60, born Akenham, Suffolk.

Albert Cotterell, 31, a Boot Maker – own account – at home, born Ipswich.

Frank Cotterell, 13, born Framingham, Suffolk.


Stanley’s father, Alfred Walter Sharpe, died 1910, Ipswich.

On the 18th August 1918, Stanley’s private property was returned to his widowed mother at her home – 324, Bramford Road, Ipswich: 2 discs, letters & photos, pipe, Religious book, 2 pocket wallets – R.G.A., cigarette case, gun layers badge, plate of false teeth (9 broken), cards & 4 unopened letters.


On the 26th August 1920, Mrs Ellen Sharpe received her late son’s 1914-1915 Star.

On the 15th August 1921, Mrs Ellen Sharpe received her late son’s Victory & British War medals.


Royal Garrison Artillery, 227th Siege Battery

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