Older brother of Peter Comego (Service No. 59191)
Comego was chief of Alderville Reserve." At the turn of the century, he did much to promote the cultural life of the community, organizing a brass band". - History of the Rice Lake Reserves. www.ricelake.ws/page29.html
"Came to Kingston with Ltn Wolfrain as a volunteer from Alderville with his band of Indian braves" KDS 4 Nov 1914,
He was on the cooking staff of the 21st originally, but soon got into sniping.
Letter about his death published in Cobourg World and Cobourg Sentinal Star 3 Dec 1915.
McBride in "A Rifleman Went to War" recounts his death
"Sam was at the right end of the bay and that as where the missile (rifle grenade known as a yelper) fell. Some of the others received inconsequential scratches on legs (those wrap puttees are great protection) but Sam was evidently hit hard. He grasped his belly -- he was a big fat fellow-- and grunted: "Guess they got me", sat down on an ammunition box and died almost instantly." More information on Comego go to http://21st-battalion-2.tripod.com/page1.html