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Name Service Number Rank Service Date of Birth Place of Birth Date of 1st Enlistment Place of 1st Enlistment Age at 1st Enlistment Address at 1st Enlistment Trade Religion Next of Kin Date of 2nd Enlistment Place of 2nd Enlistment Age at 2nd Enlistment Date of 1st Discharge Date of 2nd Discharge
Melbourne Joseph Doucette (Doucet) 666551 Private 165th 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 NS April 14, 1916 Moncton, NB 15 Height: 4 feet, 10 inches Complexion: Fair Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown Weight: 115 lbs. 24 Wellington Row, St. John NB; Bell Boy - Hotel Roman Catholic Mrs. Ada Doucette (Mother) 24 Wellington Row, St. John NB April 23, 1918 Moncton, NB 18 September 28, 1916 April 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 James H. Doucette died prior to Melbourne enlisting. 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.
Melbourne Joseph Doucette (Doucet)