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Name Service Number Rank Service Date of Birth Place of Birth Date of Enlistment Age at Enlistment Place of Enlistment Address at Enlistment Previous Military: Trade Religion Next of Kin Discharged:
Edward Comeau 733559 Private 112th Battalion, “B” Company August 1, 1897 (on attestation) January 31, 1901 (actual date of birth) Yarmouth, NS December 21, 1915 14 Yarmouth NS   18 (actual age at enlistment 14) 29th Battery Canadian Field Artillery (Yarmouth) Recruit Height: 5 feet, 3 inches Complexion: Fair Eyes: Blue Hair: Brown Weight: 130 lbs. Cotton Mill Worker Roman Catholic Theopolis Comeau (Father), Yarmouth, NS January 7, 1918 at Halifax, NS Edward was the son of Theopolis and Annie Comeau of Yarmouth, NS. He was one of three fourteen year old boys from Yarmouth who enlisted during World War I. Edward enlisted at Yarmouth giving his date of birth as August 1, 1897, officially aged 18.  His birth date was actually January 31, 1901.  He enlisted ten days before his fifteenth birthday.  This was eventually discovered by the military and he was discharged as a minor. He enlisted with the 119th Battalion, and sailed for France on July 23, 1916 from Halifax on the SS Olympic arriving in Liverpool, England on July 31, 1916.  At Bramshott Camp in England, he transferred to the 26th Reserve Battalion on April 21, 1917 and on April 22, 1917 was taken on strength with the Royal Canadian Regiment. He joined his unit in France on April 27 and on June 16, 1917 while in the field, with a working party at La Chaudière, he suffered an accidental gun shot wound to the right hand and was transferred to No 9 Canadian Field Ambulance.  He was transferred to #18 General Convalescence Hospital on June 28, 1917 and to #6 Convalescence Depot at Etaples on July 7, 1917. On July 11 he was transferred to the Nova Scotia Regimental Depot at Bramshott, England as a minor and was then discharged to Canada sailing on the SS Metagama from Liverpool on December 23, 1917.  Edward served four months in France with the Royal Canadian Regiment, was wounded, and served with very good conduct and character while in service.  At discharge he was 5 feet, 5 inches in height. Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 112th Battalion Also see: The Youngest Recruits  (Yarmouth Town and County - 1914-1918)
Private Edward Comeau