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Name: James Theodore Doucette Rank: Fusilier Service No: F/35462 Service: Princess Louise Fusiliers, R.C.I.C. Date of Birth: May 11, 1915 Place of Birth: Lower Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: February 4, 1941 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Address at Enlistment: Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., NS Age at Enlistment: 26 Height: 5 feet 8 inches Previous Military: August - September 1940 - 2nd Battalion West Nova Scotia Trade: Fisherman Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Alphie Doucette (Father) Lower Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Death: December 4, 1944 Age at Death: 29 Cemetery: Faenza War Cemetery (Italy) Grave Reference: III. E. 4. The 34th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 293 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 23 James was the son of Alphée Joseph Doucette (1878-1969) and Charlotte Hélene (Boudreau) Doucette, of Lower Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., N.S. He was the brother of Levitte Jean, Marie Abette Symons, Catherine Isabelle d’Entremont and Muriel Agnes Doucette. Following his enlistment he served with the Princess Louise Fusiliers, taken on strength February 4, 1941 and served in Halifax, Aldershot, Yarmouth and Mulgrave in Nova Scotia. He was hospitalized on December 19, 1941 the result of a fractured ankle. This occurred when he was on duty at the Point Tupper Barracks. While proceeding to barracks and crossing railway tracks he slipped and fell. He reported the following day to the medical orderly and was sent to hospital. He went overseas, arriving in the United Kingdom on June 11, 1944 and served in Italy from July 17, 1944 until his death. He died of wounds received while serving in Italy. Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada
James Theodore Doucette