Argyle Township Court House & Archives Calendar 2007
World War I and II Veterans from Tusket and Pleasant Lake
The following men from Tusket and Pleasant Lake served in the First and Second World Wars. Private Barney Little enlisted in the 112th Overseas Battalion, a Nova Scotia Infantry Battalion. Louis Doucette (further information requested). Gerald Clifton Brayne was a member of the 219th Overseas Highland Battalion who transferred to the 17th Battalion Seaforth HIghlanders. Private Clayton Webster Bullerwell belonged to the 78th Battalion Winnipeg Grenadiers and was wounded in action. Lance Cpl. Charles Muise enlisted in he Princess Louise Fusiliers in 1940 and subsequently served in England, Italy and Western Europe. Pte. Simon Doucette of the 85 Battalion (NS) killed in action at Passchendaele, and buried at Ypres (Menin Gate Memorial). Pte. James Adolphus Wood departed for Europe with the 1st Depot Battalion but contracted TB in England and was hospitalized there and invalided home. P/O Jack Elmer Hatfield joined the RAF in 1938. He was a pilot and gunner with the 264th Squadron. He was shot down and wounded over Holland on May 13, 1940 but escaped to England on the last British destroyer to leave Holland. On May 28, 1940 he was shot down and killed providing air cover for the evacuation of Dunkirk. He is buried in the Becklingen War Cemetery. He was the first Nova Scotian and the third Canadian to be killed in aerial combat in the Second World War.