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Keeper, Joseph Benjamin, Norway House, enlisted at Norway House, 1 May 1916. Occupation: Carpenter. Military Service: Private, Reg. No. 235021, 203rd Overseas Bn., “Winnipeg Rifles,” transferred to 1st Battalion, Canadian Engineers. Attestation Papers.
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19 September 1917: Running races at Divisional sports, #235021 Cpl. Keeper, J. B. 1st, #718582 Pte. Patnaude, W, 2nd, in three mile race. In the one mile race #235021 Cpl. Keeper, J.B. 1st, #718582 Pte. Patnaude, W, 2nd. In the boxing #216733 Pte. Buzza, P, won his bout against Pte. Marks of the 3rd Battalion. War Diary of the 107th Canadian Pioneer Battalion.
29 September 1917: At Corp sports held at Villers Au Bois, #235021 Cpl. Keeper, J.B. made first place in the Mile and Three mile races. #862805 Pte. Longboat, T.C. 2nd, and #718582 Pte Patnaude, W, 3rd, in the Three mile race #718582 Pte. Patnaude, W, 4th in the one mile race. War Diary of the 107th Canadian Pioneer Battalion.
For additional information, see Wikipedia Joe Keeper and The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Joe Keeper.