Sergeant James J Sharrock

{ Jim }

22 Sep 1944

James Johnson Sharrock was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Sharrock, of Lancashire. He enlisted in the Border Regiment, and volunteered for airborne forces.

Sergeant Sharrock successfully completed parachute training at RAF Ringway and also Glider Pilot training and was posted to C Squadron, 6th Flight, The Glider Pilot Regiment, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

Sgt Sharrock was killed in action on 22 September 1944, aged 21. He is commemorated on the Groesbeek Memorial to the Missing.

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Sgt James J Sharrock

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John Sharrock said:
This was my uncle.Obviously never met him,but my dad told me all about him.RIP uncle Jim
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