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Sharpe, Sydney Anselm

Date of birth:
November 10th, 1893
Date of death:
1986
Service number:
13578
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

In WW1 he was in the RFC, 2nd Lt. He was a POW from 3rd April 1917 until the end of the war. In WW2, he was Captain then Temp Major, commanding 293 men, and responsible for organising the Mulberry Harbours at Arromanches. His unit worked on Bailey Bridges and road building throughout France, Belgium and Holland until the end of the war.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Major
Unit:
98th Company P.C., Headquarters, First Canadian Army, Canadian Army
Awarded on:
May 10th, 1945
Mentioned in Dispatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Major
Unit:
98th Company P.C., Headquarters, First Canadian Army, Canadian Army
Awarded on:
January 24th, 1946
Awarded for:
Operation Veritable
"By his outstanding efficiency and enthusiasm during the campaign has set a standard throughout his Company which had enabled work, most valuable to the war effort, to be successfully carried out in the building of roads and bridges. Nothing has been too much trouble for this officer to do to add to the efficiency and welfare of his company, and the results of his leadership were specially shown in the work put in by his company under most adverse conditions in the road build up for operation VERITABLE. (continues in handwriting) The persistent and aggressive manner in which he has constantly supervised the work of his unit has enabled the maintenance of a high standard of operational efficiency. "
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

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