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Name: Rank: Service: Date of Birth: Place of Birth: Date of Enlistment: Place of Enlistment: Date of Death: Age at Death: Cemetery: Grave Reference:
Elmer Norman Doane
Elmer Norman Doane Lieutenant West Nova Scotia Regiment, R.C.I.C December 10, 1919 Shelburne Co., NS February 1, 1942 New Glasgow, NS December 12, 1943 24 Moro River Canadian War Cemetery V. 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 31 Lieutenant Doane 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.