My great grandfather, Robert SHARP, was boatswain on the HMHS Llandovery Castle, when it was sunk by a German u-boat, 27th June, 1918., off Fastnet, Ireland.

He was born in Shetland.  His 4 brothers were Master Mariners.  The eldest William SHARP was in charge of merchant fleets in Liverpool and William's son was Rudolph SHARP who was Master on the Lancastria, when it went down in 1940.Robert married in Australia, a Rosina Grace GALLAGHER, from Donegal c 1868.At the Leipzig Trials held May 23, 1921, Rosina was awarded compensation for the loss of her husband's life.  

The Leipzig Trials convicted the German officers of breaking the laws against humanity and war.

As Robert, then living in Australia, was on a Canadian Hospital Ship, there doesn't seem to be any information on him for me.

I would dearly love to find out as much as I can about my ggfather, Robert SHARP and  my ggmother Rosina Grace  SHARP nee Gallagher.  Unfortunately, I have been unable to find him on your site,

Kind Regards,

Pam Eustice nee SHARP,  South Australia


Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Boatswain (Bosun)

Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine

Unit Text: H.M.H.S. "Llandovery Castle " (London)

Age: 45

Date of Death: 27/06/1918

Additional information: Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sharp; husband of Rosina Grace Sharp (nee Gallagher), of Carmon St., Port Adelaide, S. Australia.

Born in Shetland.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Obituary - 1918

Robert Sharp

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