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Doak, Gordon Wallace

Staff Sergeant, Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps, attd. H.Q. 5th Canadian Armoured Division

Gordon Wallace DoakService no. E/36098
November 4, 1912
Died May 23, 1944

Son of George Lewis Doak and Ethel Bickell Doak; husband of Margaret MacRae Doak, of Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada.

Received his B.A. (French and English Honours) in 1932.

Returned to complete the Education course in 1933 (The Quad, 1933, n.p.).

A member of the 1932-33 Mitre Board (The Quad, 1933, p.32).

Gordon entered Bishop’s in the fall of 1929. During his three years at College he has played both Inter-Year Rugby and Hockey, and this year also earned a place on the Junior Hockey team. But his activities have not been confined soley to sports as he has other more intellectual interests. When the fancy takes him he attends the meetings of the Chess Club and the Maths and Science. This, however, is not very often as Gordon generally prefers to stay in his arm-chair and read. What? Anything and everything, for he is an omnivorous reader and so it is only natural that in his final year we find him taking a French and English Honours course. Even so, he still finds time for the odd novel. As for the future Gordon is not quite decided. Whatever it is we wish him luck.
Played left wing on the Junior Hockey team in 1932; described as “a valuable asset to the Third Year Grad’s hockey team” (The Quad, 1932, n.p.; 1933, p.24).

The Quad, 1932

[…] Gordon was married to Margaret MacRae just prior to his death in 1944. We don’t have his birth date. He was killed in action in Italy in the Po River Valley on May 23rd of 1944. He had no children.

From the Doak Family website

Burial Information:

Cassino War Cemetery, Commune of Cassino, Province of Frosinone, Italy

Grave reference IV. E. 7.


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