Service no. A/187
Rifleman, King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 8th Battalion
Born in Battersea; enlisted in Lambeth; lived in Wandsworth
Died of wounds on 31 July 1915, aged 21
CWGC: “Son of Elizabeth Sharman of 15 Brooklands Street, Wandsworth Road, SW London. His brother Harry also fell.”
Remembered at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium
Brother of Harry Sharman
Information from the censuses
Aged 17 in 1911, Arthur Sharman was working as a labourer. He was one of 14 children (only seven survived) of Edward Sharman, 62, from Diss, Norfolk, and Elizabeth Sharman, 50, from King’s Lynn, Norfolk. Besides Arthur and his parents, the two-roomed household at 17 Richmond Place, Stockwell included Ann Maria Sharman, 15, a box maker, and Harry, Sharman, then 11. The children were born in Battersea.
Note: The names of Arthur Sharman and his brother Harry were added, out of sequence, to the last panel on the war memorial.
Edgar Stanley Sharman is also on the war memorial – it is not known how or whether he is related to these two brothers.