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Charles was the son of Robert Sharp, a ship-owner, and Mary. Charles was educated at Aysgarth School and then 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.
UK Census registers, National Archives (available via Ancestry.co.uk)
UK Military Service Records, National Archives (available via Ancestry.co.uk)
Newcastle University Archives (Roll of Service, Armstrong College Calendars, The Northerner Student Magazine)
North East War Memorials Project
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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