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Name: Douglas Joseph Bourque Rank: Private Regiment/Service: Essex Scottish Regiment, R.C.I.C. Service No: F/66161 Date of Birth: July 5, 1923 Place of Birth: Upper West Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: December 2, 1942 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Address at Enlistment: Upper West Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS Age at Enlistment: 19 Height: 5 feet, 8½ inches Complexion: Dark Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown Trade: Sheet Metal Worker Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Leo Bourque (Father) Upper West Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Death: August 13, 1944 Age at Death: 21 Cemetery: Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery (Calvados, France) Grave Reference: IX. D. 3. The 17th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 255 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 29 Douglas was the son of Leo J. and Anne Julia Bourque of Upper West Pubnico, Yarmouth, NS. He was the brother of Herman, Benjamin, Lillian and Catherine. At enlistment he was assigned to Halifax Depot Battalion. He completed basic at Camp 60 in Yarmouth and advanced training at Aldershot, NS. He was killed in action in Normandy, France.
Douglas Joseph Bourque