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Percy John Doubleday

In memory of:

Private Percy John Doubleday

July 18, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

68395

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Nova Scotia Regiment)

Division:

25th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

June 15, 1888

Commemorated on Page 229 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

XIX. D. 3.

Location:

Loos (Loos-en-Gohelle) is a village to the north of the road from Lens to Bethune. From Lens, take the N43 towards Bethune. Arriving at Loos, turn right at CWGC sign post. The LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY is about 1 kilometre from Loos Church in the southern part of the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of Percival John Doubleday– Percival John Doubleday was born in Halifax Nova Scotia on June 5,1888. He was one of ten children born to Percival and Deborah Doubleday. Percival went overseas with the The 25th Bn Canadian Infantry Nova Scotia Regt in 1915. He saw action at Vimy Ridge and also in the Battle of the Somme. In May of 1917 Percival married an English Nurse named Caroline who he had met while being treated for wounds he received in action. He was killed in action at Lens France on Wednesday July 8,1917 and is buried at Loos British Cenetery. He had been married for only two months.
  • Percy Doubleday and his wife.– This is a picture of Percy John Doubleday and his wife Carrie Doubleday
taken  at Epson, England 1917.
  • Photo of Doubleday's Brothers.– This is a picture of the Doubleday Brother's from Halifax, Nova Scotia
during World War I.
  • Percy Doubleday and his brothers– This is a picture of the Percy Doubleday and his four brothers from Halifax Nova Scotia. They were all in the military during WWI.  Percy was the only one killed in action.
  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR. Surnames: Don to Drzewiecki. Microform Sequence 29; Volume Number 31829_B016738. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 173. Page 329 of 1076.

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