Keith Sharpe signature

Keith Sharpe enlisted in Toronto on this day in 1917. He was born in Deseronto on September 12th, 1899, the son of Philip Sharpe and Sarah (née Smith). When he joined up (claiming to have been born in 1898), he was living with his parents at 334 Adelaide Street, Toronto. His four elder brothers, Ernest, Alfred Nelson and Harry and James Wilmont had already enlisted.

Keith joined the Canadian Mounted Rifle’s Depot Regiment with the regimental number 226925. He was described as five feet four inches tall, with a medium complexion, grey eyes and fair hair.

He survived the war and married Maude Mary Shaw (née Evans), a widow, in Napanee on March 4th, 1921. Keith died in April 1978 and was buried in the Deseronto cemetery, in plot 137A.

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