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Name: Anthony Doucette Service Number: 3180471 Rank: Private Battalion/Service: Nova Scotia Depot Battalion 25th Battalion Date of Birth: May 12, 1895 Place of Birth: Tusket, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: February 20, 1918 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Age at Enlistment: 22 Height: 5 feet, 4 inches Complexion: medium Hair: light brown Eyes: grey Trade: Farmer Martial Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Remie Doucette (Father) Tusket, Yarmouth Co., NS) Date of Death: October 10, 1918 Cemetery: Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France Grave Reference III. E. 18. Commemorated on Page 399 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on August 28 One of ten children, Anthony was the son of Remie Doucette (1870-1933) and Adelle [Clairmont] Doucette of Tusket, Yarmouth Co., NS. Private Doucette enlisted at Halifax on February 20, 1918 and embarked Halifax on April 7, 1918 disembarking at Liverpool, England on April 19, 1918. He was taken on strength at Bramshott on April 20, 1918 and proceeded overseas for service with the 25th Battalion on September 26, 1918. He arrived in France on September 27, 1918 and arrived at the Canadian Base Depot on September 30. He left to join the 25th Battalion in the field on October 1, 1918 and joined the unit in the field on October 3, 1918. Six days later, on October 9, 1918 he suffered a serious gun shot wound to the head and arm and was taken to No. 30 Casualty Clearing Station. He died of wounds the following day, October 10, 1918.
Anthony Doucette
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