Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Charles John Sharp

In memory of:

Sergeant Charles John Sharp

December 19, 1941

Hong Kong

Military Service


Service Number:

K/35468

Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

Citation(s):

Mentioned in Despatches

Honours and Awards:

Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information


Born:

January 14, 1915
Ascot, Berkshire County, United Kingdom

Enlistment:

February 16, 1940
Esquimalt, British Columbia

Son of Charles Jonathan and Charlotte Rose Sharp; husband of Christine Helen Sharp, of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 44 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

6. C. Coll. grave 12-19.

Location:

STANLEY MILITARY CEMETERY, originally the Military Cemetery in which members of the Hong Kong Garrison and their families were buried, is situated just beyond the small fishing village of Stanley in the southern part of Hong Kong island on the Tai Tam Peninsula, which has Stanley Bay on the west and Tai Tam Bay on the north. From Stanley Village take the Wong Ma Kok Road. The cemetery is adjacent St Stephens College and is close to St Stephen's beach. It is reached from Victoria by car along a winding, hilly road which at first overlooks the harbour and mainland. After climbing to the pass called Wong Nei Cheng Gap the road descends to the sea at Repulse Bay and then continues along the rocky hillside to Stanley village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave marker
  • Grave Marker– A second photograpgh of the grave marker of Sergeant Charles John Sharp, with the flowers in bloom.   He was one of  290 Canadian soldiers killed during the defense of Hong Kong from December 8th to December 25th, 1941
  • Canada and the Defence of Hong Kong– Source:  Veterans Affairs Canada.
  • Canada and the Defence of Hong Kong.– Source:  Veterans Affairs Canada.
  • Photo of Charles Sharp– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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