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The following records have been discerned for Private Dennis Edward Donovan by Jennifer Layne for the BHCARA British Home Child Registry.
Library and Archives Canada
Given Name(s): Dennis
Port of Departure: Liverpool
Date of Departure: 1913-05-03
Port of Arrival: Quebec
Date of Arrival: 1913-05-12
Year of Arrival: 1913
Party: The Catholic Emigration Association
Destination: Ottawa, Ontario
Comments: 48 boys
Type of Records: Passenger Lists
Microfilm Reel Number: T-4795
Children travelling together: Q13CX
Source: Library and Archives Canada
Reference: RG 76 C1a
Item Number: 85246
UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960
Name: Denis Donovan
Birth Date: abt 1900
Departure Date: 3 May 1913
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Destination Port: Quebec, Canada
Ship Name: Corsican
Shipping line: Allan Line
Official Number: 124191
Master: E Cook
Board of Guardians paperwork for British Children who immigrated to Canada note that Denis Donovan arrived in 1913 at the age of 14 from Southwark Union through the Catholic Emigration Association. His first Inspection was 31 May, he was to be seen two more times. He was seen 19 Feb and 15 Jun with a final notice on 14 Nov 1918 that he had been on Active Service and had died.
Attestation papers were signed 20 May 1918 in the Barriefield Camp, Ontario. Dennis Donovan was born 9 Jul 1898 in London, England. He was a Farmer by trade in Toledo, Ontario. His Next of Kin was his Mother, Mrs. Lizzie Donovan of London, England, address unknown. 5'4" with blue eyes and black hair, he had flat feet. His religion was noted as Roman Catholic.
Commonwealth War Graves Registers and Circumstances of Casualty states that he was admitted to Queens Military Hospital in Kingston, Ontario on 16 Oct 1918 and died of Influenza on 9 Nov 1918. His Next of Kin was Mr. J Donovan of Toledo, Ontario which was changed to Mr. J. L. Hofferman of the same place. He is buried in Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada. Grave 4, Range 1, Grave No. C 3054.
Find A Grave Memorial# 129744498