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Charles was the son of Robert Sharp, a ship-owner, and Mary. Charles was educated at Aysgarth School and Charterhouse School. While at Armstrong College, Charles studied Chemistry, Metallurgy, Mining, Surveying, Engineering and Electrical Engineering. He settled at Katanga in the Congo, where he worked as a Mining Engineer until war broke out. Charles died from wounds received in action in the Ypres Salient on 5th February 1916.
Charles is buried in the Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Charles is commemorated on a plaque beneath a stained glass window in St. James' Church and on a cross in the churchyard at Riding Mill, Northumberland.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The War Graves Photographic Project. The University of Durham Roll of Service 1914 – 1919. Durham University Gazette, Vol II, 1912-1929. North East War Memorials Project (. ). Armstrong College Admissions Registers. Ancestry military records. Ancestry Medal Rolls and Index Cards.
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