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Celestin Doucette   Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 219th/47th Battalion Regimental Number: 282672 Rank: Private Date of Birth: February 25, 1898 Place of Birth: Quinan, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: March 9, 1916 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Westport, Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 18 Height: 5 Feet 5 1/2 Inches Prior Military Experience: 29th Battery, CFA, Yarmouth N.S. Trade: Fisherman Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: (Step Father) Joseph Saulnier, Westport, Nova Scotia Celestin was the son of Sylvia Saulnier, of Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia, and the late Gervais Doucette. Date of Death: September 6, 1918 Age at Death: 20 Cemetery: Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France; Plot: IV. A. 58. Aubigny-en-Artois is a village approximately 15 Kms north-west of Arras. The cemetery contains 2,771 Commonwealth burials of the First World War.     Commemorated on Page 399 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on August 28 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 219th Battalion Sources: Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Commonwealth War Grave Commission Commonwealth War Grave Commission (Cemetery Information) Canadian Great War Project Veterans Affairs Canada Additional Information: “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (p 145)
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