Elmer Norman Doane LieutenantWest Nova Scotia Regiment, R.C.I.CDecember 10, 1919Shelburne Co., NSFebruary 1, 1942New Glasgow, NSDecember 12, 194324Moro River Canadian War CemeteryV. A. 12.Commemorated on page 154 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 31LieutenantDoane was the son of William J. and Marion B. (Greenwood) Doane. He was a brother of Kathryn Doane, She was a Lieutenant serving in Sicily, with the USMedical Corps. When Elmer was ten years old his mother died and their father moved to Quincy, Massachusetts. Elmer went with his father to live in Quincy and Kaye went to live in Shelburne with her maternal grandparents. Elmer served in the United States Home Guard before joining the Canadian Army on February 1, 1942. He was promoted immediately to acting sergeant and then to sergeant instructor on April 1, 1942. Elmer was posted to Brockville, Ontario and promoted to Second Lieutenant on May 9, 1942 and to Lieutenant on June 12, 1942. He embarked for overseas on March 9, 1943. On December 12, 1943, in an attempt to drive off the German patrols during the advance on Ortono, Italy, Lieutenant Doane was struck by a shell and died instantly.