Andrew Mitchell SHARP

SHARP, Andrew Mitchell

Service Number: 957
Enlisted: 1 January 1915, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Kadina, South Australia, 20 February 1888
Home Town: Parkside, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Parkside School
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Romani, Palestine, 5 August 1916, aged 28 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Black Forest Parkside West Methodist Church and School Roll of Honor WW1, Jerusalem Memorial, Parkside Public School Roll of Honor, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

1 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Oaklands, South Australia
2 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 957, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Battle for Pozières
2 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 957, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Botanist, Adelaide
5 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, 957, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Battle for Pozières

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Private Andrew Mitchell Sharp was killed in action in Egypt in August. He was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Sharp, Porter-street, Parkside, and was educated at the Parkside school. He enlisted from Woodside, where he was accountant at the Bank of Adelaide, in January, 1915. He left for the front on June 1. After serving in Egypt he went to Gallipoli, but left for Malta Hospital through sickness before the evacuation. He returned to Egypt in January last and resumed duty in the Sinai Desert. His genial disposition made him many friends. His younger brother, Ivon, is serving as corporal." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 30 Sep 1916 (