WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter C. 

Edward Comar

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:05th Bn [1] ('A' Coy)*
Name of Rgt or Ship:Cheshire Rgt
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Foncquevillers Cemetery
Town Memorial:Altrincham
Extra Information:
Born during the March quarter 1893 in the Manchester R.D. - ref: 8d/24, the
second son of Henry & Mary Elizabeth Comar (nee Johnson).

1901 Census - 18 Beaconsfield Road, Altrincham.   Son - aged: 8 - born:
Manchester. Head of household - Henry Comar - Married - aged: 35 - occ:
Machinist in Iron Trade - born: Manchester. Also - Elizabeth M. Comar -
Wife - aged: 33 - born: Manchester.   Plus 4 siblings.

1911 Census - 6 Churchill Road, Broadheath.   Son - aged: 18 - occ:
Engineers Capstan Hand - born: Manchester.   Head of household - Henry
Comar - Married - aged: 45 - occ: Engineers Iron Borer - born: Manchester. 
 Also - Mary Elizabeth Comar - Wife - aged: 43 - born: Manchester.  Plus 4
siblings.  Henry & Mary had produced 7 children, but two had died young.

Attended Navigation Road School, Broadheath.    Member of the Wesleyan
Chapel.    Employed at Metro-Vickers Ltd. Trafford Park.

Enlisted in August 1914 and drafted to the front in January 1915, landing
at Le Havre on 15th February 1915.

His MIC confiirms that he was a private in the Cheshire Rgt and that he was
posted to France on 15/02/1915.  Awarded the 15 Star, the BWM and the VM.

1/5th Bn (Earl of Chester's) Battalion. Served as a Pioneer Bn within the
56 Division during the Battle of the Somme 1916.

Killed by a shell. Death reported in the 01/08/1916 edition of the
Altrincham Guardian.

His father was serving in the Cheshire Royal Defence Corps.

Listed in the Guardian Year Book - Roll of Honour for 1917.

Memorials found on:
St. Alban's (Broadheath)St. Alban's - Vicar's List
Metro-Vickers (Trafford Park)
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
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