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Felix Doucette Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment) Battalion: 40th Battalion; D Company/24th Battalion Regimental Number: 415562 Rank: Private Date of Birth: January 25, 1890 Place of Birth: Tusket, Nova Scotia   Date of Enlistment: April 12, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Age at enlistment: 25 Height: 5 Feet 6 Inches Trade: Cook Marital Status: Single   Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: (Father) Thomas Doucette, Tusket, Nova Scotia   Felix was the son of Thomas and Julia Doucette, of Tusket, Nova Scotia. He enlisted along with Simon Doucette after a recruiting rally held at the Tusket Court House on Saturday evening, March 18, 1916.  He died from wounds at Boulogne, France when the 24th Battalion was serving as support to the 22nd, 25th and 26th Battalions at Courcelette. Date of Death: September 22, 1916 Age at Death: 26 Cemetery: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France Plot: VIII. C. 154. The cemetery is a large civil cemetery. The Commonwealth War Graves plot is located down the western edge of the southern section of the cemetery. Unusually, the headstones are laid flat in this cemetery. This is due to the sandy soil. Boulogne, was one of the three base ports most extensively used by the Commonwealth armies on the Western Front throughout the First World War. It was closed and cleared on the 27 August 1914 when the Allies were forced to fall back ahead of the German advance, but was opened again in October and from that month to the end of the war, Boulogne and Wimereux formed one of the chief hospital areas. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery contains 5,577 Commonwealth burials of the First World War Commemorated on Page 79 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on February 26 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 40th Battalion. Sources: Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Commonwealth War Grave Commission Commonwealth War Grave Commission (Cemetery Information) Canadian Great War Project Veterans Affairs Canada Additional Information: “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (p 146-147)  
   Felix Doucette 
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