Donovan, Oscar Glennie

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Donovan, Oscar Glennie

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Oscar Glennie Donovan was a 1906 graduate of Dalhousie Medical College. Born in Hantsford, Nova Scotia, on 22 May 1883 to John and Sarah Jane Donovan, he was raised in Truro and educated at Colchester County Academy. After a one-year residency at Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, he opened a medical practice in New Germany, Lunenberg County. In 1908 he married Lela Agnes Hamm of Mahone Bay, a graduate of the School of Nursing at Victoria General Hospital. Donovan served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps (CAMC) in 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, and 1916 in Canada, England and France. In 1915 he served with the Royal Army Medical Corps. In 1917 he attested with the CAMC as a Captain with the Canadian Expeditionary Force and served overseas until March 1920. During World War Two he served as the Commanding Officer for the 22nd Reserve Field Ambulance. He twice received the Croix de Guerre. He died at his home in Halifax on January 25, 1945.


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