Fonds 14.70 - Joseph Eloi Doucette

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Joseph Eloi Doucette

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CA HM 14.70

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  • 1940 : 1944 (Creation)
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    Doucette, Joseph Eloi

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1 cm of Textual Records

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(1940 ,1944)

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Joseph Eloi Doucette WWII.
Joseph Eloi Doucette was born in Bathurst New Brunswick on September 18,1918 to Pricilla and Amos Doucette. He had 4 four sisters and five brothers and the family attended the Catholic Church. When he became older, Eloi gradually worked his way west by farming and logging eventually returning to New Brunswick after an absence of four years. Eloi had brown eyes and dark brown hair, weighted 160 pounds and stood at five feet 7 inches tall. He had a scar on his left arm and mole on the left side of his back. On August 2, 1949 Eloi enlisted at Sussex N.B.. He was assigned the number G337 and became trooper in the 4th Canadian Motorcycle Regiment in Sussex. The following year he disembarked in England on October 20, 1941 after eleven day voyage across the Atlantic. He was determined to serve his Country and had a desire to become a news commentator after the war. Eloi was sent to Italy in November to serve as a trooper with the 8th Princess Louise's New Brunswick Hussars R.C.A.C., 5th Armoured Regiment. Unfortunately , he was to die in Italy on September 4, 1944. John Wentworth a Soldier with Eloi when he was killed later wrote a poem about him entitled "To The Duke." Trooper Joseph Eloi Doucette was awarded the 1939-45 Star, Italy Star, Defense Metal, War Metal 1939-1945, and Canadian Volunteer Service Metal and Clasp. Joseph Eloi Doucette is buried in Gradara War Cemetery in Italy , Plot 1 Row F , Grave 1

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Mavis Patterson

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Fonds consists of a Letter written to Niece June 11 1944 from Joseph Eloi Doucette WWII , Minister of National Defense _ To The Next of Kin ,Canadian Active Service Force Document and a Poem "To The Duke" Written by John W Wentworth a Pal.

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Box - 39

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