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Albert Sharp served in Calcutta in WW1

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JacquiB Report 25 Sep 2017 19:03

Granddad Albert G C Sharp served in Calcutta in WW1 won a cup for All India Military Boxing Tournament as a Heavy Weight in Calcutta in 1917 as Pte AG Sharp 1/10 Battalion Middlesex Regiment. Has anyone ever found any records of soldiers who served in Calcutta in WW1.


KathleenBell Report 25 Sep 2017 19:38

This looks like his medal card from Findmypast, but there are no service records listed so unfortunately his must have been amonst the 70% of WW1 records that were destroyed in a fire in WW2. :-

First name(s) Albert G C
Last name Sharp
Year 1914-20
Service number 2354, 290628
Second service number 290628
Rank Private,Private
Second rank Private
Regiment Middlesex Regiment
Second corps Middlesex Regiment
Service record Soldier Number: 2354, Rank: Private, Corps: Middlesex Regiment
Second service record Soldier Number: 290628, Rank: Private, Corps: Middlesex Regiment
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Country Great Britain
Medal type British Army Medal Index Cards, 1914-1920
Archive reference WO372/18
Archive reference description Campaign Medal Index Cards and Silver War Badge Cards
Record set Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards
Category Military, armed forces & conflict

Kath. x