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Simon Doucette Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 219th Battalion/85th Battalion Regimental Number: 283211 Rank: Private Date of Birth: March 2, 1896 Place of Birth: Tusket Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: March 30, 1916 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia  Address at Enlistment: Tusket, Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 20 Height: 5 Feet 8 Inches Prior Military Experience: 29th Battery, CFA, Yarmouth  N.S. Trade: Farmer Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: (Father) Frank A Doucette, Tusket, Nova Scotia Simon was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Doucette.  He enlisted along with Felix Doucette after the recruiting rally in the Tusket Court House, March 18, 1916.  He served with the 85th Battalion in France and was killed in action at Passchendaele. Throughout the 1920’s and 1930’s his mother placed flowers at the base of the Tusket Memorial at the Memorial Service held on the third Sunday of August each year. Date of Death: October 30, 1917 (Passchendaele) Age at Death: 21 Memorial: Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial, Belgium Panel 26 - 30   Commemorated on Page 229 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 23 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 219th Battalion Listed on the Tusket Memorial Commemorated on the Yarmouth Monument 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 147)
    Private Simon Doucette
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