William Doreen signature

On this day in 1915, William Doreen signed up in St. Catharines, Ontario. He was born in Tyendinaga on December 28th, 1890, the son of Peter Doreen and Jane (née Maracle), who were Mohawks.

On signing up Doreen was described as having a dark complexion, blue eyes and dark hair. He had previously served in the 49th regiment for four years. He joined the 114th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force with the regimental number 739199.

William married Susan Bennett on April 11th, 1916 in Ohsweken. His service record shows that he was absent without leave from Camp Borden from August 4th, 1916 and was discharged from the army as of that date. On November 10th, 1923 he married Una Doris Pearson in Oshawa.