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Remembering World War II
Dennis Edward Comeau
Essex Scottish Regiment, R.C.I.C.
Date of Birth:
October 30, 1913
Place of Birth:
Date of Enlistment:
November 14, 1943
Place of Enlistment:
Address At Enlistment:
Age at Enlistment:
Height: 5 feet, 11 inches
Weight: 144 lbs.
Construction/Heavy Equipment Operator
Next of Kin:
Mary Bernice Comeau Wife) Yarmouth, NS
Date of Death:
October 25, 1944
Age at Death:
Schoonselhof Cemetery (Wilrijk, Antwerpen, Belgium)
III. H. 6.
The 24th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial
(D. Edward on the Yarmouth War Memorial)
Commemorated on page 277 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance
Dennis Edward was the son of Dennis Patrick and Margaret Comeau,
of Yarmouth, NS and husband of Bernice Comeau married on June 27,
1939 at Yarmouth. He was the father of David Edward, Nina Noreen and
Harold Bruce of Yarmouth South, Nova Scotia.
Known as Edward, he left school at the age of 13 to help support
the family. He worked two years in a bakery, three years as a pin-boy in
a bowling alley, four years as a mechanic’s helper in a garage, five years
as a taxi driver in Yarmouth, and 3½ years as a tractor driver and
maintenance man with the Acadia Construction Co. just prior to his
enlistment. He held a certificate from LeTourneau Bulldozer Company.
Reading modern fiction was an interest.
He had six brothers in the services, Sergeant James Charles
Comeau and Gunner Adelbert Alfred Comeau, Newfoundland; Paratrooper
Gordon Augustus Comeau; Corporal George Henry Comeau; Corporal
Alfred Albert Comeau; Sergeant Joseph Frederick Comeau; and one
brother Joseph Renee Comeau at home. He had three sisters, Annie
Lillian, [Mrs. Deveau] Comeau, Yarmouth; Mary Emma [Mrs. Deveau]
Comeau, Hectanooga; and Margaret Elizabeth [Mrs. J. Robicheau]
Comeau, St. Martin. Two sisters, Mary Augusta Comeau died August 25,
1942, and Laura Mary Comeau died February 22, 1914. Mary Augusta
(Comeau) Dingee had two children, one daughter, Marguerite, and a son,
Denis Gerard Dingee who also served with the Canadian Army during
Dennis Edward Comeau’s brother, Gordon Augustus Comeau died June 10, 1944. He was with the 1st Canadian
Parachute Battalion, RCIC, and is buried in the Ranville War Cemetery in Calvados, France.
His mother Margaret Comeau lived on Pearl St. in Yarmouth and moved to New Minas when widowed. She moved back
to Hectanooga and remarried at the age of 84 and is buried in Hectanooga.
Private Dennis Edward Comeau served in Canada until July 1944, in the United Kingdom until October 1944. He
disembarked in France on October 6, 1944 and was killed in action while serving in Belgium.
Sources and Information:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Veterans Affairs Canada
Dennis Edward Comeau