Memorial Group to the 13th Canadian Infantry
British War Medal (4040061 PTE. J.DONOVEN. 13-CAN.INF.); Memorial Cross (4040061 Pte. J. DONOVEN) Officially impressed; Memorial Plaque in original carton (JAMES DONOVEN) Naming officially embossed; Memorial Scroll in original shipping carton; shipping envelope; accompanied by records from the National Archives of Canada. Footnote: James Donoven was born 14th May 1887 in London England. After moving to Canada and working as a bartender in Quebec, James was recruited into the Army on the 3rd of January 1918. With 1 year previous military experience in the 8th R.R., Donoven disembarked England in March 1918. Joining the 13th Quebec Regiment on September 7th 1918, he would die of wounds on October 2nd 1918 after suffering gunshot wounds to the chest. James is buried at Queant Communal Cemetery British Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Please note that the Canadian Virtual War Memorial has his last name spelt Donovan. There is also a similar concern noted on the shipping envelope for the memorial plaque.