Frank SHARP MC

SHARP, Frank

Service Numbers: 55, NX60017
Enlisted: 12 February 1915
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 12th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Hamilton, Northumberland, UK, 6 April 1895
Home Town: Islington, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Mechanical engineer
Memorials: Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Newcastle High School Honour Roll, Newcastle Surf Club Life Saving Brigade Honor Roll, Town of Roma & Shire of Bungil WW2 Roll of Honour, Wickham "Citizens of Wickham" Volunteers Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

12 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 55, 12th Light Horse Regiment
13 Jun 1915: Involvement Sergeant, SN 55, 12th Light Horse Regiment
13 Jun 1915: Embarked Sergeant, SN 55, 12th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Suevic, Sydney
12 Feb 1919: Honoured Military Cross, As forward observation officer during the attack on and capture of a village he maintained connection with battery headquarters with great skill and devotion to duty, in spite of heavy enemy shell fire. One of his party having been very severely woun ded, he dressed his wounds with much care under the heavy fire, and, having found and mended the break in the wire, which the man was repairing when wounded, he carried him to a place of comparative safety and then returned to his duty. He displayed throughout a disregard of his own safety worthy of the highest praise.
2 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN 55, 12th Field Artillery Brigade , Subsequently signed up and served with Special Services (?) from which discharged 4/5/1920

World War 2 Service

24 Jul 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, SN NX60017

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From photo caption:

Formerly a sergeant in the 12th ALH and recently promoted to Lieutenant in the 12th Brigade, 4th Div. Artillery.  He is the son of TW Sharp of Carrington, Newcastle.  He was four months in the trenches at Anzac, and too partin the the Lone Pine Battle.

On the 21/1/1920 he married Elsie Kathleen Starmer in London.

In WWII he reinlisted serviewing first as a Lt in the 2/3 Tank A regiment (enlisting 24/7/1940) and later promoted to Captain and served through to 30/6/1946.

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