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William Andrew Doak

In memory of:

Corporal William Andrew Doak

April 1, 1922
Tree River, Northwest Territories

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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June 2, 1905

Corporal Doak was originally engaged with the RNWMP as a trumpeter. He was sent to Tree River Detachment to expand the Force’s presence in the Arctic. An inmate got out of his cell, stole a rifle and shot Corporal Doak as he slept. “Doak Court” can be found on Depot grounds.

Commemorated on Page 45 of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Honour Roll Book.

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