Name: Edward Charles McComiskeyRegimental Number:132121Rank:SergeantBattalion:73rd Battalion Date of Birth:June 29, 1880 Place of Birth:Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NSDate of Enlistment:August 17, 1915Place of Enlistment:Montreal, QuebecAddress at Enlistment:Granby, QuebecAge at Enlistment:35Height: 5 feet, 8½ inchesComplexion: DarkEyes: BlueHair: BlackTrade:Factory ManagerMarital Status:MarriedReligion:BaptistNext of Kin:Bessie McComiskey (Wife) Granby, QuebecDate of Death:March 21, 1916Age at Death:35Cemetery:Granby Cowie Street Cemetery, QuebecCommemorated on Page 123 of the First World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 22Not Commemorated on the Yarmouth War MemorialEdward Charles McComiskey was the son of Bernard C McComisky (1852-1935) and Martha Jane (Brand) McComisky (1854-1944) of Pubnico, NS. Edward was the second youngest of five sons and brother of one sister. Edward married Bessie Viola Symonds on November 30, 1899 in Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts. At the time of his enlistment they were living in Granby, Quebec. Enlisting on August 17, 1915 at Montreal Edward served with the 73rd Battalion. He was promoted to Corporal on December 8, 1915, and to Sergeant on February 8, 1916. While serving with “A” Company, No. 4 Platoon, 73rd Battalion, Sergeant McComiskey was admitted to the General Hospital, Montreal on March 3, 1916 where died of illness on March 21, 1916.