Person Male Born 24/11/1924 Died 6/8/1975
Robert John Sharp was born on 24 November 1924.
Telephone directories from 1969 show him listed at 52 Garth Lane, Lower Morden, Surrey.
He died, aged 50 years, on 6 August 1975 when he and his colleague Terence John Robert Ainsworth, both of the Stag Brewery Mortlake Engineers Department, attempted to rescue a colleague, William Caswell. In the attempt all three died. Their heroism was honoured by the Carnegie Hero Fund Trust. See our plaque page for information about the incident.
His body was buried on 12 August 1975 in Merton. Probate records confirm that his home address had been 52 Garth Lane, Lower Morden and when administration of his estate was granted on 9 October 1975 his effects totalled £17,720.