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Name: Donald Lawrence Morine Rank: Private Service Number: 46996 Unit: Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment) Battalion: 64th Battalion/ 26th Battalion. Date of Birth: September 6, 1897 (on attestation) September 6, 1899 (actual date of birth) Place of Birth: Bear River, Nova Scotia, Canada Date of Enlistment: September 3, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada Age at Enlistment: 15 Height: 5 Feet; 3 inches Complexion: Dark Eye Colour: Gray Hair Colour: Black Weight: Trade: Teamster Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: John Morine (Grandfather) Bear River, Nova Scotia Date of Death: September 29, 1916 Age at Death: 17 Memorial: Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France Citation: British War Medal, Victory Medal Commemorated on Page 138 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March Listed on the Yarmouth Memorial Listed on the Bear River Memorial Donald Lawrence Morine was the son of Avard and Ida Mae (Peck) Morine and grandson of John Morine of Bear River, Nova Scotia. Both his parents died in 1906. Although born in Bear River, Digby Co. Nova Scotia, from the age of ten years, Donald lived with Mr. and Mrs. Osborne L Churchill of South Ohio, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia. He enlisted at Sussex, New Brunswick with the 64th Battalion. In February 1916 he was on leave and visited home in South Ohio, Yarmouth Co., where he attended the funeral of Private Enoch Saunders Studley on February 9, 1915. Donald sailed for England on the SS Adriatic on March 31, 1916, arriving at Liverpool, England on April 9, 916. He was transferred from the 64th Battalion to the 12th Battalion while at Shorncliffe, England on June 24, 1916. He sailed to France and was taken on strength with the 26th Battalion on July 23, 1916. On September 29, 1916 he was killed in action while serving in the trenches, north east of Courcelette. Private Morine participated in the First Battle of the Somme, the main allied attack on the Western Front during 1916. Donald Morine is the youngest soldier, killed in action, listed on the Yarmouth War Memorial. His death occurred thirteen days after his 17 birthday. His brother, Victor Curtis Morine, aged 21, (5th Canadian Mounted Rifles) was also a casualty of World War I, killed in action on October 31, 1917 at Passchendaele. Victor is buried in the Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium. A cousin, Eldon LeRoy Morine, aged 26, (85th Battalion) was killed in action on April 9, 1917 at Vimy Ridge Source: Canadian Virtual War Memorial Also see: First Battle of the Somme - 1916
Donald Lawrence Morine
Donald Lawrence Morine
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