George Henry Doupe, MM



May 21, 1895

Born at Belmont Ontario to Joseph and Francis (nee Boyd) Doupe


Jan 18, 1917

Attested into the 254th Battalion at Marmora Ontario 

Ø      Number 1093267

Ø      Next of kin given as Joseph Doupe (father) of Marmora Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as farmer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Methodist


Jun 2, 1917

Embarked the RMS Olympic at Halifax Nova Scotia



Jun 9, 1917

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to Seaford


Jun 10, 1917

The 254th Battalion was absorbed into the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford and TOS (Taken On Strength) of the 6th Reserve Battalion at that time


Jun 27, 1917

Admitted to the Raven’s Croft Military Hospital at Seaford diagnosed with Measles


Jul 19, 1917

Discharged from hospital to duty


Oct 17, 1917

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Oct 18, 1917

Arrived at the 2nd CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in France and TOS the 21st Battalion


Oct 21, 1917

Arrived at the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) at Calonne France


Nov 6, 1917

Left CC Rein C to join the Battalion


Nov 20, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field.  There is no explanation why it took him 2 weeks to join the Battalion, however in reading the War Diary, the Battalion was on the move in the Passchendaele area. 

On This date the Battalion had moved into Billets at Camblain L’Abbe undergoing training and a “clean change of clothes”.  It is noted in the War Diary that a draft of 95 reinforcements arrived on this date


Dec 1, 1917

Attached to the 182nd Company of Royal Engineers for duty


Dec 21, 1917

Rejoined the 21st Battalion from the Engineers


Oct 12, 1918

Admitted to No 9 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a gunshot wound to his left leg.  He was transferred the same day to No 33 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station).  Later that night he was transported by the No 23 Ambulance Train 

From the Battalion’s War Diary



Oct 13, 1918

Admitted to No 20 General Hospital at Camiers


Oct 18, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Princess Elizabeth


Posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) while in hospital


Oct 19, 1918

Transferred to the 5th Northern General Hospital at Leicester


Nov 1, 1918

Transferred to the Military Convalescent Hospital at Epsom


Nov 25, 1918

Discharged from hospital and placed On Command to the 1st CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot) at Witley


Dec 2, 1918

Granted 8 days sick leave with a ration allowance


Dec 18, 1918

Posted to the 6th Reserve Battalion


Dec 27, 1918

On Command to Kinmel Park at Witley pending return to Canada


Jan 11, 1919

Embarked the RMS Olympic at Southampton



Jan 17, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to Ottawa Ontario.  Upon arrival in Ottawa he was granted leave with subsistence until February 3, 1919


Jan 24, 1919

Awarded the Military Medal per the London Gazette #31142


This was awarded in recognition of acts of gallantry on August 8, 1918 during the fighting at Marcelecave, east of Amiens.  This was the same action that saw their Commanding Officer, Lieut-Colonel EW Jones DSO, Killed in Action.


Feb 8, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Ottawa Ontario 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 160319

Ø      Rank on discharge Private

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge Marmora Ontario


Jul 27, 1922

British War Medal and Victory Medals sent to him at 100 Bond St, Oshawa Ontario


Sep 11, 1922

Married to Florence Louise Bradbrook at Trenton Ontario 


May 26, 1956 Died at Oshawa Ontario

Oshawa Union Cemetery
Oshawa Ontario

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