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Donald Lawrence Morine   Service Number: 469964 Rank: Private Unit: Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment) Division: 26th Battalion.   Date of Birth: September 6, 1897  Place of Birth: Bear River, Nova Scotia, Canada Date of Enlistment: September 3, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada Age at Enlistment: Listed as 18  (actual age at enlistment 15 years;                                three days before his 16 birthday) Height: 5 Feet; 3 inches Chest: 36 inches Expansion: 3 inches Religion: Baptist Trade: Teamster Marital Status: Single   Date of Death: September 29, 1916 Age at Death: 17 (death occurred thirteen days after his 17 birthday) Cemetery: VIMY MEMORIAL; Pas de Calais, France Attestation Paper (click to enlarge) Commemorated on Page 138 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Citation: British War Medal, Victory Medal Listed on the Yarmouth Memorial Listed on the Bear River Memorial                Additional Information: Donald was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Avard Morine and grandson of John Morine of Bear River, Nova Scotia. Both his parents died in 1906. Although born in Bear River, Digby Co. Nova Scotia, from the age of ten years, Donald lived with Mr. and Mrs. Osborne L Churchill of South Ohio, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia.  Donald Morine is the youngest soldier, killed in action, listed on the Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Memorial. His death occurred thirteen days after his 17 birthday. His brother, Victor Curtis Morine, aged 21, (5th Canadian Mounted Rifles) was also a casualty of World War I, killed in action on October 31, 1917 at Passchendaele. Victor is buried in the Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium. His cousin Eldon Morine, aged 26, (85th Battalion) was killed in action on April 9, 1917 at Vimy Ridge. (See additional reference to Donald Morine)
Private Donald Lawrence Morine
Donald Lawrence Morine click to enlarge photo