Doubleday, Arthur

Regimental Number: 101494
Rank: Corporal
Branch: 8th Battalion

Arthur was born in Waltham, Leicestershire, England on February 24, 1890. He enlisted in the Canadian army in November of 1915; he had previously served as a constable in the RNWMP. Arthur received a gunshot wound to his left knee on September 15, 1916. This probably happened at the Somme, since he served in the same battalion as Hugh Dool, who was injured there around the same time and both were hospitalized at Boulogne. Arthur was also gassed in August of 1918 though he was not ill as a result. However, his eyes did water while reading after being gassed. Arthur married Edith Mary Chapman, who went by May. Arthur died on September 4, 1973 at White Rock, BC and was buried at Victory Memorial Park in Surrey.

Source: Grande Prairie Capitol of the Peace p. 56;