William Albert Sharpley | Service Record

First Name(s)William Albert
Place of BirthBow, London
Club(s)Leicester Fosse
ServiceBritish Army
Service Number9214
Previous Service Number(s)-
Regiment or CorpsEssex Regiment
Unit(s)2nd Battalion
Previous Regiment(s) or Corps-
Type of Casualty (If applicable)Killed in Action
Theatre of War (If applicable)Western European Theatre
Date of Death (If applicable)01/07/1916
Place of Death (If applicable)France and Flanders
Place of Burial/Commemoration (If applicable)Thiepval Memorial
Grave/Memorial Reference (If applicable)Pier and Face 10 D.
Awards and DecorationsDistinguished Conduct Medal
Mentioned in Despatches
Medal of the Order of St. George, 2nd Class (Russia)
Citation(s)Distinguished Conduct Medal:
9214 Serjeant W. Sharpley, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment.
"For conspicuous gallantry in rescuing and bringing in across the open and under fire a wounded N.C.O." (The London Gazette, Supplement 29528, 28 March 1916)
Supplementary NotesSon of Mr. and Mrs. Sharpley, of 5, Lamprell St., Old Ford, Bow, London.