Collection DA 2011.24 - Bill Sharpe collection

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CA ON00156 DA 2011.24


Bill Sharpe collection


  • c.2000-2010 (Creation)

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3 photographs
3 audio CDs

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William Clarence 'Bill' Sharpe was born in Deseronto, Ontario on 30 November 1919, the child of Arthur Sharpe and Ethel Cole. He served in the Second World War and married Edith Parr in Surrey, England in August 1945. He died in Camberley, Surrey, on 31 January 2015.

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Donated to the Deseronto Archives by Alan Brown in September 2011. Transferred to the Community Archives in 2016.

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Audio recordings of Bill Sharpe's recollections of the Second World War, made for the sound archive of the Imperial War Museum in London, England. The photographs show Bill Sharpe meeting Queen Elizabeth II at Canada House in London.

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