Kenneth Warren SHARP

Badge Number: S9630, Sub Branch: Salisbury

SHARP, Kenneth Warren

Service Number: 2708
Enlisted: 20 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Company Quartermaster Sergeant
Last Unit: 1st Field Company Engineers
Born: North Adelaide, South Australia, December 1888
Home Town: North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Auctioneer
Died: Natural causes, Myrtle Bank, South Australia, 20 September 1966
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Adelaide Elder Smith & Co Limited WW1 Honour Board, Adelaide Rowing Club WW1 Pictorial Honour Board, Lower North Adelaide War Memorial WW1, North Adelaide Christ Church Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

20 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2708, Adelaide, South Australia
21 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2708, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2708, 5th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Adelaide
18 Apr 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Company Quartermaster Sergeant, 1st Field Company Engineers
2 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Company Quartermaster Sergeant, 2708

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Source  - Adelaide Rowing Club

2708 Company Quartermaster Sergeant (CQMS) Kenneth Warren Sharp, 5th Pioneer Battalion was a 27 year old auctioneer from North Adelaide, South Australia when he enlisted on 20 January 1916 with his older brother Stanley Vernon. He embarked for overseas with the 5th Reinforcements from Adelaide on 21 September 1916 aboard HMAT Commonwealth. After serving with the 6th Field Company Engineers in France, he returned to Australia on 18 August 1919. He was the brother of Sergeant Stanley Vernon Sharp and Malcolm Robert Sharp.