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Name: Gordon Augustus Comeau Rank: Private Service No: F/64797 Regiment/Service: 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, R.C.I.C. Date of Birth: January 2, 1923 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, NS Date of Enlistment: June 8, 1942 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Address At Enlistment: Yarmouth South, NS Age at Enlistment: 19 Height: 5 feet, 8½ inches Weight: 136½ lbs. Complexion: Medium Eyes: Brown Hair: Medium Brown Trade: Mechanic’s Helper Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Mrs. Margaret Comeau [Mother] Yarmouth South, NS Date of Death: June 10, 1944 Age: 21 Cemetery: Ranville War Cemetery (Calvados, France) Grave Reference: IA. F. 7. The 25th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 277 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 15 Gordon Augustus Comeau was the son of Dennis P. Comeau and Margaret Comeau. He had six brothers in the services, Sergeant James Charles Comeau and Gunner Adelbert Alfred Comeau, Newfoundland; Trooper Dennis Edward; 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 had two children, one daughter, Marguerite, and a son, Gerald who also served with the Canadian Army during WWII. Gordon’s brother, Dennis Edward Comeau with the Essex Scottish Regiment, RCIC was killed in action on October 25, 1944. He is buried in the Schoonselhof Cemetery in Wilrijk, Antwerpen, Belgium. Paratrooper Comeau was wounded during the night of the D-Day invasion on June 5-6 when he parachuted into France. He died June 10, 1940. Also see: Gordon Augustus Comeau Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Canadian Virtual War Memorial findagrave.com
Gordon Augustus Comeau
Gordon Augustus Comeau Memorial Plaque – A silver plaque his mother received from the Canadian Government