Felix Simon Doucette (Doucett), MM



Oct 15, 1893

Born at Bathurst Village, New Brunswick


Jun 17, 1915

Shown on the payroll of the 55th Battalion


Jun 21, 1915

Attested into the 55th Battalion at Sussex New Brunswick 

Ø      Number 445042

Ø      Next of kin given as Simon Doucette (father) of Bathurst Village New Brunswick

Ø      Previous occupation given as Laborer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø      Assigned to “C” Company


Sep 2, 1915

The 55th Battalion moved from Sussex New Brunswick to the Valcartier Quebec Camp


Oct 30, 1915

Embarked the RMS Corsican at Montreal Quebec



Nov 9, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to the Bramshott Camp


Apr 23, 1916

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Apr 26, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Havre France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion 

Assigned to “D” Company


May 13, 1916

Left the CBD for the 21st Battalion


May 15, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The 21st Battalion was in the T & R Front Line Trenches on this date, and were relieved by 24th Battalion that night.  It is most likely that Pte Doucette joined the Battalion when they arrived at the “B” Camp on their arrival from the trenches


Mar 12, 1917

Awarded the Military Medal per the London Gazette #29981

The citation reads

For marked courage and devotion to duty during the attack on the German lines.  He behaved in a most courageous manner while employed as runner exposing himself frequently to enemy fire and carrying out his duties fearlessly.

AFW 3121.


Jun 21, 1917

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


Aug 2, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Aug 12, 1917

At duty from leave


Nov 11, 1917

Admitted to the Field Ambulance with Trench Foot and transferred the same day to No 3 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Nov 12, 1917

Transferred via No 22 AT (Ambulance Train)


Nov 13, 1917

Admitted to No 7 Canadian General Hospital at Etaples


Dec 1, 1917

Transferred to No 14 Convalescent Depot at Trouville


Jan 19, 1918

Discharged from Convalescent Depot to Base detail


Jan 21, 1918

TOS No 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) at Havre and posted to “A” Company for soldiers recovering from wounds and illness


Feb 4, 1918

Left CIBD for the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) at Calonne Ricouart


Feb 5, 1918

Admitted to No 22 General Hospital at Camiers.  The diagnosis reads Mild Jaundice


Feb 13, 1918

Discharged to duty from hospital


Feb 14, 1918

Left CC Rein C to rejoin the unit


Feb 16, 1918

Rejoined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in Brigade Support at the Hills Camp.  While there, they were supplying work parties to assist the 6th Field Company, Canadian Engineers, improving the front line trenches each night.


Feb 23, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Mar 10, 1918

Rejoined the Battalion from leave


Mar 12, 1918

Admitted to No 1 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) diagnosed with VDG (Venereal Disease Gonorrhea) and transferred the same day to No 5 CFA, then later that evening was transferred to No 13 CFA


Mar 27, 1918

Transferred to No 4 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Sep 15, 1918

Discharged from No 4 CCS to duty


Sep 17, 1918

Rejoined the 21st Battalion in the field


Jan 12, 1919

Granted 8 days leave


Jan 25, 1919

Rejoined the Battalion from leave.   

There is no explanation for his early return


Apr 3, 1919

Proceeded to England


Apr 14, 1919

SOS the 21st Battalion and posted to “H” Wing at Witley pending return to Canada


May 19, 1919

Embarked the RMS Cedric at Liverpool England



May 27, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to St John New Brunswick


May 28, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at St John New Brunswick 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 267865

Ø      Rank on discharge Private

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge General Delivery, West Bathurst New Brunswick


May 30, 1919

TOS District Depot No 7 at St John New Brunswick


Sep 30, 1922

The British War Medal and the Victory Medals were sent to him c/o General Delivery, West Bathurst New Brunswick 

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