Clarence Noel (Clarrie) SHARP

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SHARP, Clarence Noel

Service Number: NX22614
Enlisted: 29 May 1940, Enlisted in Paddington, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Paddington, Sydney NSW, 11 June 1918
Home Town: Kingsford, Randwick, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in action, Egypt, 28 October 1942, aged 24 years
Cemetery: El Alamein War Cemetery
Plot A III, Row A, Grave 25
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, SN NX22614
29 May 1940: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN NX22614, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted in Paddington, NSW
29 May 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN NX22614, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
29 May 1940: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN NX22614, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
28 Oct 1942: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN NX22614, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, El Alamein
Date unknown: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN NX22614, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Clarence Noel SHARP was born on 11th June, 1918 in Paddington, Sydney NSW

His parents were Alexander SHARP & Louise Marcia WARREN

He married Lorna BURTON in 1940 & enlisted on 29th May, 1940 as a Private with the 2/17th Australian Infantry Battalion

Clarence was Killed in Action at the battle of El Alamein on 28th October, 1942 and is buried in the El Alamein War Cemetery in Egypt - his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & the Roll of Honour in Windsor, NSW

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Trove - IN MEMORIAM

Windsor & Richmond Gazette 27th October 1943

SHARP - In loving memory of my dear Husband, Clarence Noel Sharp, killed in action, El Alamein, October 28th, 1942

"Not just today, but every day - In silence I'll remember"

Inserted by his loving wife, Lorna

 

OBITUARY

It is with very sincere regret that we have to report the sad news received by Mrs. Lorna Sharp of Windsor on Tuesday, that her husband, Private Clarence Noel Sharp, A.I.F. was killed in action on October 28.  A young man of sterling character, "Clarrie" had many friends in the town and district who will join us in offering our deepest sympathy to his young wife in her bereavement.  At a meeting of the Windsor Council on tuesday evening, Alderman Gosper drew attention to this news of the first Windsor resident killed in action, and asked whether the condolence of the council would be forwarded.  The Mayor (Alderman Gillespie) replying that this would certainly be done.

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