Name Service NumberRankServiceDate of BirthPlace of BirthDate of 1st EnlistmentPlace of 1st EnlistmentAge at 1st EnlistmentAddress at 1st Enlistment TradeReligionNext of KinDate of 2nd EnlistmentPlace of 2nd EnlistmentAge at 2nd EnlistmentDate of 1st DischargeDate of 2nd Discharge
Melbourne Joseph Doucette 666551Private165th Battalion (April 14, 1916 - September 28, 1916)1st Depot Battalion NB(April 23, 1918 - April 26, 1919)March 21, 1901 (on 1st Attestation)March 21, 1900 (actual date of birth)Yarmouth NSApril 14, 1916Moncton, NB15Height: 4 feet, 10 inchesComplexion:FairEyes:Brown Hair:BrownWeight:115 lbs.24 Wellington Row, St. John NB; Bell Boy - HotelRoman CatholicMrs. Ada Doucette (Mother) 24 Wellington Row, St. John NBApril 23, 1918Moncton, NB 18September 28, 1916April 26, 1919 (St. John, NB) Demobilization Melbourne Joseph Doucette was born in Yarmouth, NS. The family lived in Tusket, Yarmouth Co., NS; however, he was living in St. John with his mother at the outbreak of the war. His father Frank Doucette died in 1902. Melbourne was the youngest of four boys. He had one sister Eliza. He enlisted with the 165th Battalion and was accepted as a Private Signaller with the Regiment. In September of 1916 he was discharged as being under-age. His medical at discharge indicated is was only 15 years of age and his appearance indicated that he was no older, being small in size. His conduct and habits were designated as good. He did not meet the height requirements for military service.In April of 1918 Melbourne re-enlisted, again at St. John NB with the 1st Depot Battalion, now meeting the age requirement for military service at eighteen years, one month. His height at his second enlistment was 4 feet 11¼ inches. He served in Canada until demobilization.