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Edward Charles McComiskey
Name: Edward Charles McComiskey Regimental Number: 132121 Rank: Sergeant Battalion: 73rd Battalion Date of Birth: June 29, 1880 Place of Birth: Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: August 17, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Montreal, Quebec Address at Enlistment: Granby, Quebec Age at Enlistment: 35 Height: 5 feet, 8½ inches Complexion: Dark Eyes: Blue Hair: Black Trade: Factory Manager Marital Status: Married Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Bessie McComiskey (Wife) Granby, Quebec Date of Death: March 21, 1916 Age at Death: 35 Cemetery: Granby Cowie Street Cemetery, Quebec Commemorated on Page 123 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 22 Not Commemorated on the Yarmouth War Memorial Edward 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.
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