Private Frank Harold Sharp

Service number 1839
Birth Date 1899-07
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Hawthorn
Death Date 1917-02-12
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 46th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Frank Harold Sharp (1839, 46th Battalion) was born in Hawthorn, Victoria, around July of 1899. He was working as a labourer when he enlisted in February 1915, aged 15 years 7 months. Frank was killed in action in the front line trenches near Gueudecourt on 12 February 1917. He was buried by the Chaplain at Chalk Cliff. However his gravesite could not be located after the war, so Frank is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France. Frank's brother, Lance Corporal Colin Campbell Sharp (2494, 14th Battalion) was killed in action in August 1916 and is also commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. Two other brothers also served in the AIF, Private John Buchanan Sharp (604, 9th Australian Movile Veterinary Section) MID and Private Walter John Sharp (1810, 5th Battalion).



Date of birth 1899-07
Date of enlistment 22 February 1915
Date of embarkation 29 October 1915
Date of death 12 February 1917
Date of fate 12 February 1917