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 Rene Doucette       Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 64th Battalion/12th Battalion/24th Battalion Regimental Number: 469011 Rank: Private Date of Birth: October 18, 1896 Place of Birth: Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., N.S. Date of Enlistment: September 3, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Sussex, New Brunswick Age at Enlistment: 18 years, 11 months Height: 5 feet, 7 inches Trade: Fisherman Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: (Father) Albert Doucette, Wedgeport, N.S. Rene (Renie on attestation paper) was the son of Albert and Frebrenie Doucette, of Lower Wedgeport, Nova Scotia. He enlisted with the 64th Battalion at Sussex on September 5, 1915.  In England he served with the 12th Battalion and in France, he served with the 24th Battalion.  He was killed in action. Date of Death: September 17, 1916 Age at Death: 19 Memorial: Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France     The Vimy Memorial honours all Canadians who served their country in battle during the First World War, and particularly to the 60,000 who gave their lives in France. It also bears the names of 11,000 Canadian servicemen who died in France - many of them in the fight for Vimy Ridge - who have no known grave 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 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 149)  
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Attestation Paper (click to enlarge)