Name: Joseph Ambroise ComeauRank:PrivateService Number: F/602531Service:North Nova Scotia Highlanders, RCICDate of birth:October 1, 1923Place of birth:Lower Saulnierville, Clare, Digby Co., NSDate of enlistment:April 28, 1944Age at enlistment:20Place of enlistment:Halifax, NSAddress at enlistment: Lower Saulnierville, Clare, Digby Co., NSHeight: 5 feet 6 inchesEyes: BrownHair: BrownTrade: Ship carpenterMarital Status: SingleReligion:Roman CatholicNext of Kin:John Comeau, fatherDate of death: April 28, 1945Age:20Cemetery:Holten Canadian War Cemetery, NetherlandsGrave: XI. D. 2.Commemorated on Page 505 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 27Joseph Ambroise Comeau was the son of Jean Baptiste (John) Gustave Comeau (1893-1977) and Marie Jessie (Saulnier) Comeau (1888-1927) of Saulnierville, NS. His parents were married November 13, 1915.He had three brothers; Joseph Albert (1925-1991), Frederick and Louis, and two sisters; Rosalie and Elva (1920-1993). He was predeceased by Louis who died February 27, 1938.Joseph’s father was a blacksmith; and Joseph worked as a ship’s carpenter at the Meteghan Shipyards in Meteghan, Nova Scotia.He served overseas from January 2, 1945 until his death April 28, 1945; having disembarked in North West Europe March 28, 1945. Private Comeau was initially reported missing, believed to have drowned, but it was confirmed he was killed in action on top of a dyke in Leer, Germany.