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Personal Details
Date of BirthApril 18, 1892
Place of BirthBolton, Lancashire
CountryEngland
Marital StatusSingle
Next of KinJohn Carrie, father, Box 273, Keewatin, Ontario
Trade / CallingElectrician
ReligionChurch of England
Service Details
Regimental Number150440
Service RecordSee images below
BattalionRoyal Flying Corps
ForceAir Force
BranchRoyal Flying Corps
Enlisted / ConscriptedEnlisted
Place of EnlistmentWinnipeg, Manitoba
Address at EnlistmentBox 273, Keewatin, Ontario
Date of EnlistmentSeptember 17, 1917
Age at Enlistment25
Theatre of ServiceCanada, United States
Prisoner of WarNo
Survived WarYes
Death Details
Date of DeathAugust 19, 1982
Age at Death90
Buried AtVernon, British Columbia

Carrie, Douglas

Douglas Carrie was born in Bolton, Lancashire, England on 18 April 1892.   He was baptized on 15 May 1892.   His parents were John Sobeski Stuart  Carrie and Eliza Ann Mann.   In 1901 the family was still in Bolton and three siblings are shown for Douglas – John age 21, Thomas age 18 and Gladys Mary age 7.   John Sr. was a grocer/shopkeeper.   His two oldest sons worked for him.   In 1907 the family immigrated to Canada and in 1911 they were living in Keewatin, Ontario.   Douglas and his father worked in the flour mill.   His mother, Eliza Ann, died on 17 October 1912.

According to Douglas’ Legion membership application he enlisted with the Royal Flying Corps on 17 September 1917 in Winnipeg, Manitoba although his service record gives the date as the 27th.  He served in Canada and the U.S. and was transferred to the Royal Air Force.   His discharge came on 15 January 1919 in Toronto, Ontario.

Douglas returned to Keewatin and on 31 May 1922 he married Jessie Macrimmon.   His occupation at the time was electrician. He was employed by the Lake of the Woods Milling Co. for 52 years as an electrician and in addition he maintained the Keewatin Telephone System for many years.

Douglas and Jessie had two sons, Derek (1928-1991) and James (b. 1933), who became a druggist and moved to Vernon, BC.

On 19 August 1982 Douglas passed away at Calgary General Hospital. He is buried in Vernon, B.C.

Douglas is commemorated for his WW1 service on the Lake of the Woods Milling Company Roll of Honour, the Municipality of Keewatin for King and Country plaque, and on the Town of Keewatin Roll of Honour.

Photos courtesy of Douglas’ grandson, Dean Carrie

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