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Those Who Died That Others Might Be Free


Thornton Doig


Date and Place of Birth: 1918 Merritton, Ontario Canada
Date and Place of Death: June 21, 1945 Holland
Baseball Experience: Amateur
Position: Unknown
Rank: Craftsman
Military Unit: Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers (RCEME) Canadian Army
Area Served: European Theater of Operations


Thornton DoigThornton E Doig was born in Merritton, Ontario in 1918. The eldest of two brothers, Thornton attended Danforth Technical School in Toronto and was a member of St John's Norway Church. Doig was a keen sportsman and a well-known baseball player in Toronto.


Doig was married to the former Betty Baker. They lived on Edgewood Avenue in Toronto. He enlisted with the RCEME in June 1943 and served in Canada before going overseas to Europe in May 1945.


Craftsman Thornton Doig had only been overseas five weeks when he was killed in an accident in Holland on June 21, 1945. He is buried at Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery in Holland.







Thanks to Clifford Farmer of the RCEME Association for help with this biography.


Added January 3, 2007.


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