Bertie Thomas SHARMAN

Male 1885 - 1917  (32 years)


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  • Name Bertie Thomas SHARMAN 
    Born 1885  Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • General Register Office Index:- December 1/4 1885, Cardiff
    Gender Male 
    Census 1891  32a Clare Road, Canton, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Son; age 5 years; Scholar. 
    Census 1901  22 Taff Embankment, Riverside, Grangetown, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax Collectors' Clerk 
    Census 1911  22 Taff Embankment, Riverside, Grangetown, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Insurance Clerk 
    Died 30 Oct 1917  Ypres Salient, Ypres, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Abt Nov 1917  Tyne Cot Memorial Cemetery, Passendale, Belgium. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Army War Dead; Private 764958 28th. Battalion London Regiment (Artists' Rifles)
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Notes 
    • From Wikipedia The regiment was formed in 1859, part of the widespread volunteer movement which developed in the face of potential French invasion after Felice Orsini's attack on Napoleon III was linked to Britain. The group was organised in London by Edward Sterling, an art student, and comprised various professional painters, musicians, actors, architects and others involved in creative endeavours. It was established on 28 February 1860 as the 38th Middlesex (Artists) Rifle Volunteer Corps, with headquarters at Burlington House. Its first commanders were the painters Henry Wyndham Phillips and Frederic Leighton. The unit's badge, designed by J.W. Wyon, shows the heads of the Roman gods Mars and Minerva in profile. In September 1880, the corps became the 20th Middlesex (Artists) Rifle Volunteer Corps, with headquarters at Duke's Road, off Euston Road, London (now The Place, home of the Contemporary Dance Trust). It formed the 7th Volunteer Battalion of the Rifle Brigade from 1881 until 1891 and the 6th Volunteer Battalion from 1892 to 1908. During this period, the Artists Rifles fought in the Boer Wars as part of the City Imperial Volunteers. Following the formation of the Territorial Force, the Artists Rifles was one of twenty-eight volunteer battalions in the London and Middlesex areas that combined to form the new London Regiment. It became the 28th (County of London) Battalion of the London Regiment on 1 April 1908. The Artists Rifles was a popular unit for volunteers. It had been increased to twelve companies in 1900 and was formed into three sub-battalions in 1914, and recruitment was eventually restricted by recommendation from existing members of the battalion. It particularly attracted recruits from public schools and universities; on this basis, following the outbreak of the First World War, a number of enlisted members of the Artists Rifles were selected to be officers in other units of the 7th Division. This exercise was so successful that, early in 1915, selected Artists officers and NCOs were transferred to run a separate Officers Training Corps, the remainder being retained as a fighting unit. Over fifteen thousand men passed through the battalion during the war, more than ten thousand of them becoming officers. The battalion eventually saw battle in France in 1917 and 1918. Casualties suffered by both members of this battalion and amongst officers who had trained with the Artists Rifles before being posted to other regiments were 2,003 killed, 3,250 wounded, 533 missing and 286 prisoners of war. Members of the Regiment won eight Victoria Crosses, fifty-six Distinguished Service Orders and over a thousand other awards for gallantry.
    Person ID I2842  Silk Weavers and Stay Makers
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2019 

    Father Thomas SHARMAN,   b. 1859, Arnold, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1895, Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
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    Mother Elizabeth Jane PILE,   b. Abt 1859, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1928, 30 Galston Street, Adamsdown, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 25 Dec 1882  The Wesleyan Chapel, Loudon Square, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2464  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Last Modified 19 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F726  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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