Flight Sergeant Edward Robert SHARP

Service No: 4674
Born: Hobart TAS, 17 March 1907
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 August 1939 (at RAAF Station Laverton VIC)
Unit: No. 78 Squadron
Died: Ground Accident, Noemfoor, 27 August 1944, Aged 37 Years
Buried: Lae War Cemetery PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert William and Minnie Sarah Sharp; husband of Lucy Elspeth Sharp, of Richmond, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Richmond NSW
Remembered: Panel 104, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 27August 1944, Flight Sergeant Sharpe, a Fitter II Engines, was working alone in the workshops at the No. 78 Squadron Camp site at Noemfoor, New Guinea, using a welding torch, when an explosion occurred. Flight Sergeant Sharp was found in a state of collapse and he died shortly afterwards.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/37/524

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