Stanley Vernon SHARP

Badge Number: S11913, Sub Branch: Mallala
S11913

SHARP, Stanley Vernon

Service Numbers: 1135, S3338, S111392
Enlisted: 20 January 1916, Adelaide, City of Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Staff Sergeant (CQMS)
Last Unit: 4th Military District
Born: North Adelaide, South Australia, 27 June 1886
Home Town: North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Stock salesman
Died: Natural Causes - war related?, Repatriation General Hospital Daw Park, South Australia, 11 August 1951, aged 65 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Adelaide Rowing Club Pictorial Honour Board Great War, North Adelaide M1* War Memorial WW1
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Peacetime

20 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, City of Adelaide, South Australia

World War 1 Service

9 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1135, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1135, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
4 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1135, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Le Hamel - Blueprint for Victory

World War 2 Service

11 Sep 1941: Involvement AIF WW1, Staff Sergeant (CQMS), SN S3338, Enlistment/Embarkation WW2
16 Nov 1942: Involvement AIF WW1, Staff Sergeant (CQMS), SN S111392, 4th Military District , Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces

World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Wounded SN 1135, 43rd Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Source  - Adelaide Rowing Club

1135 Private (later Sergeant) Stanley Vernon Sharp, 43rd Battalion who was the brother of CQMS Kenneth Warren Sharp and Private Malcolm Robert Sharp.  The three brothers were all members of the Adelaide Rowing Club.  Stan was a 29 year old stock salesman from North Adelaide, South Australia, when he enlisted on 20 January 1916. He embarked for overseas with A Company of the 43rd Battalion from Adelaide on 9 June 1916 aboard HMAT Afric. While serving in France, he severely sprained his ankle, was evacuated to England and then returned to Australia on 4 October 1918.

 

He enlisted for service again in WW2; twice.  In the first instance he enlisted as a Private in 1941 but took discharge and re-enlisted in the AMF as a Staff Sergeant serving at HQ 4MD until 1947.

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