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Name: Murray Thomas Doane Rank: Gunner Service No: F/7104 Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery 6th Anti-Aircraft Battery Date of Birth: February 15, 1917 Place of Birth: Cape Forchu, Yarmouth, NS Date of Enlistment: October 11, 1939 Place of Enlistment: Halifax Age at Enlistment: 22 Height: 5, feet, 8¾ inches Complexion: Fair Eyes: Blue Hair: Fair Trade: Labourer Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Jean May Little (Sister) Yarmouth, NS Date of Death: February 21, 1940 Age at Death: 22 Cemetery: Fort Massey Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia Grave Reference: Sec. B. Grave 303. The 31st name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 12 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on January 15 Murray Doane was the son of Bradford Renfrew Doane and Beulah Crowell Doane. He was the brother of Cecil Lamont Doane (1st Anti-Aircraft Battery RCA, Halifax), Ruby Ellen Doane (Malden, Mass. US), Susan Bell Doane (Mrs. Leo Bonvie, Pictou NS), and Jean Doane Little. (Yarmouth, So., NS). His mother died in January, 1919 and his father died in May, 1934. He served with the Royal Canadian Artillery at the York Redoubt, Halifax. On February 20, 1940, he was operated on for mastoids. He died on February 21, 1940 at 12:08 hrs. following the surgery. Sources: Veterans Affairs Canada
Murray Thomas Doane
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Fort Massey Cemetery: Photo: Wartime Heritage 2016