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Name: Harry William Doucette Rank: Private Service No: F/57593 Regiment/Service: North Nova Scotia Highlanders, RCIC Date of Birth: May 25, 1925 Place of Birth: Bell Neck, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: October 6, 1943 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Address At Enlistment: Bell Neck, Yarmouth Co., NS Age at Enlistment: 18 Height: 5 feet, 8 inches Weight: 157 lbs. Complexion: Eyes: Brown Hair: Black Trade: Labourer Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Mrs. Celina Doucette [Mother] Bell Neck, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Death: March 25, 1945 Age at Death: 19 Cemetery: Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery (Gelderland, Netherlands) Grave Reference: XVII. H. 3. The 33rd name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 510 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 29 Private Harry Doucette was the son of John and Celina Mary Doucette, of Bell Neck, NS. He had eight brothers and one sister.Two brothers served in the RCAF during World War II. He completed grade VIII at the age of fourteen and left school to work as a lumber-man in the woods. Not active in sports, he enjoyed reading western and veteran stories. He was somewhat shy but stable and mature for his age. He served in Canada from October 4, 1943 to October 13, 1944; in the United Kingdom from October 14, 1944 to November 23, 1944 and in France, Belgium and Germany from November 24, 1944 to March 25, 1945. He was killed in action against the enemy in Germany. Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada
Harry William Doucette