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Edward Joseph McDougall
Name: Edward Joseph McDougall Rank: Hospital Apprentice 2nd Class (Corpsman) Service Number: Unknown Service: US Navy Date of Birth: October 1, 1922 Place of Birth: Stellarton, Pictou Co., NS Date of Enlistment: Unknown Place of Enlistment: Unknown Address at Enlistment: Erie Co., New York Age at Enlistment: Unknown Date of Death: March 11, 1943 Age: 20 Cemetery: Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna, Erie Co., New York Edward Joseph McDougall was the son of William McDougall (1876-1966) and Ellen (Nellie) Mahoney McDougall (1883–1954). His father was born in Hollowell Grant (now Fairmont), Antigonish Co., NS and his mother was born in Stellarton, Pictou Co., NS. Edward had four older sisters, Mary Constance McDougall Drew (1905–1998), Helen Norbert McDougall 1910–1972, Margaret (1912-1987) and Kathleen Irene McDougall (1915–1993); and three brothers, George Bernard McDougall (1907-1990), Ronald Matthew McDougall (1914–1963) and William Rapheal McDougall (1918–1976). The family moved to the United States in 1925. After he enlisted with the US Navy, he became a Corpsman – the US Navy and US Marine Corps version of a medic. He would have attended Hospital Corps School to become a Hospital Apprentice. He had progressed from Basic Training as a Hospital Apprentice to Hospital Training as a Hospital Apprentice Second Class. Hospital Apprentices, first and second class, under supervision, assist at any duty within the scope of the activities of the Hospital Corps. As a Corpsman, he was stationed at Naval Station Treasure Island, in San Francisco Bay, California. Edward was not killed by enemy action in WWII. Almost inexplicably, he was murdered while serving at Naval Station Treasure Island, by an American US Navy Mess Attendant. The sailor was tried and found guilty of murder. Hospital Apprentice 2nd Class Edward Joseph McDougall was buried in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Lackawanna, south of Buffalo, in Erie County, New York. Edward’s brother George Bernard McDougall also served during WWII, with the Canadian Army.
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