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SHARPE, Charles Geoffrey

Conflict Commemorated:WWII

Last Name:SHARPE

First Name:Charles Geoffrey

Age At Death:30

Rank:Civilian

Regiment/ Service:Civilian War Dead

Unit:Young Men's Christian Association

Date of Death:29/12/1943

Cause of Death:Died of disease

Place of Burial/ Commemoration:BEIRUT WAR CEMETERY

Country:Lebanon

Panel/ Bay/ Grave:7. B. 5.

UK Memorials:Swineshead St. Mary

Next of Kin:Son of Stephen and Elizabeth Sharpe

Biographical Notes:Charles was a civilian working for the YMCA in the Middle East. He managed the field kitchens which helped to feed troops

Researcher:P A Southworth - Swineshead at War

Notes:Geoffrey was born in the Market Place where St Mary's Church Hall now stands. He was the youngest of six children of Stephen and Elizabeth Sharpe nee Warsop. He joined the army at the outbreak of war in 1939 and was attached to the War Office in London. In 1941 he was on the dangerously ill list with duodenal ulcers and these eventually led to his discharge from the army in 1942. In the spring of 1943 he joined the YMCA and sailed on a troopship to Alexandria, Egypt. His duties were to manage the field kitchens to feed the troops; this he continued to do through the Middle East into Syria and Lebanon.He contracted a tropical illness in October 1943 and was admitted to hospital in Beirut where he passed away after much suffering. Memorial Board in church.

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