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Remembering World War II
Joseph Ambroise Comeau
Name: Joseph Ambroise Comeau Rank: Private Service Number: F/602531 Service: North Nova Scotia Highlanders, RCIC Date of birth: October 1, 1923 Place of birth: Lower Saulnierville, Clare, Digby Co., NS Date of enlistment: April 28, 1944 Age at enlistment: 20 Place of enlistment: Halifax, NS Address at enlistment: Lower Saulnierville, Clare, Digby Co., NS Height: 5 feet 6 inches Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown Trade: Ship carpenter Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: John Comeau, father Date of death: April 28, 1945 Age: 20 Cemetery: Holten Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands Grave: 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 27 Joseph 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.