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GEOFFREY HARRY SHARPE

 

SON OF CECIL AND ELSIE SHARPE

 

BORN 1924 “DRAKES FARM” – MAIN STREET AILSWORTH

 

 

 

I was 20 years old when I joined up serving in the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers. (R.E.M.E.)

            The first camp I was posted to was at Fort St George. The second to Royal Arsenal, London,

third – Derby where I became a third class Armourer – fourth – Tunbridge Wells and the fifth back to Derby as a 2nd class Armourer, my job entailed inspecting Arms for the whole of Southern England. Later I was sent to camp “Verne” at Portland as Armourer attached to the Royal Artillery. I was promoted first to Corporal and then Sergeant and finally demobbed in 1947.

            I married Nora (Pearson) in 1945 and our first son was born in 1948 – Patrick John and our daughter Mary Anne was born two years later. We lived in a cottage in Sharpe’s Yard at Ailsworth and later moved to Glinton where we still are today.

            After demob I returned to Baker Perkins working in the Cutter shop department.

 

                                                            October 2001.