Teesdale Mercury 16.02.1916 - Page 5: Column 2
Lance Corporal George Sharp, Bridgegate, missing since 18.11.1914 - declared dead
The Connell family hailed from Girvan in Ayreshire, where George's father was a dairyman. His sister married James Raine, who also served and died in the war. Prior to enlisting George had helped the family run The Railway Hotel on The Bank.