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Gordon Augustus Comeau

In memory of:

Private Gordon Augustus Comeau

June 10, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

F/64797

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Son of Dennis P. Comeau, and of Margaret Comeau, of New Minas, King's Co., Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 277 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY
Calvados, France

Grave Reference:

IA. F. 7.

Location:

Ranville is best reached by taking the D513 north-eastwards out of Caen, and after about 9 kilometres turning left at Herouvillette. Go north for one kilometre and then turn left into Ranville village. The War Cemetery is on Rue des Airbornes.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Gordon Augustus Comeau– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Medal– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Gordon Augustus Comeau– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Augustus (Gordon) Comeau– Augustus 'Gordon' Comeau was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.  He was the son of Dennis and Margaret Comeau.  Uncle Gordon was the second youngest of 13 children and had 7 brothers, 6 of whom also served in WWII.  His brother, Dennis "Edward" Comeau was killed October 25, 1944 at the age of 33 and is buried in the Schoonselhof Cemetery, Belgium.  A War Memorial had been erected in Yarmouth after WWI. A few years after the close of WWII, four plaques were added to the base with the names of the soldiers from Yarmouth who were killed.  Gordon's mother was chosen to unveil those plaques.
  • Photo 2 of Gordon Augustus Comeau– KILLED IN ACTION
Paratrooper Gordon Comeau, son of Mrs. Dennis Comeau and the late Mr. Comeau of Yarmouth
South, who was killed instantly in action according to word received by his mother. He was 21 years old and had been overseas a year. He has six brothers in the services, Sgt. James and Gnr. Adelbert, Nfld.; Trooper Edward, Camp Borden; Cpl. Henry, Debert; Cpl. Alfred, France; Sgt. Fred, Italy;;,also one brother at home. Thr'ee sisters also survive: Mrs. G. Deveau, 
Yarmouth;  Mrs. E. Deveau, Hectanooga and Mrs. J. Robicheau, St. Martin.
  • Photo of Gordon Comeau– This is a post card that Private Gordon Augustus COMEAU sent to his mother while training at Ft. Benning, GA.  Private G.A. COMEAU wrote on the back that it was his first jump.
  • Memorial Plaque– A silver plaque that my great-grandmother received from the Canadian Covernment.  The plaque reads 
"PTE. G.A.COMEAU
I CDN. PARA. DN.
DIED IN HIS COUNTRY'S SERVICE
10 JUNE 1944"

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