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Thomas Southall Porter

In memory of:

Captain Thomas Southall Porter

July 18, 1943

Military Service


Age:

29

Force:

Army

Unit:

Carleton and York Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Born:

May 21, 1914
Saint John, New Brunswick

Enlistment:

October 6, 1939
Saint John, New Brunswick

Son of Horace Alfred and Ethel Isabel Porter; husband of Mary Joyce Porter, of Ottawa, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 204 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

A, B, 20.

Location:

Agira Canadian War Cemetery lies in the Commune of Agira, Province of Enna, in the centre of Sicily. From the autostrada A19, Catania-Palermo, take the exit to Catenanuova. Follow signposts to Regalbuto, then pass Regalbuto, going in the direction of Agira. The Cemetery is then signposted about 12 kilometres from Regalbuto. On 10 July 1943, following the successful conclusion of the north African campaign in mid May, a combined allied force of 160,000 Commonwealth and American troops invaded Sicily as a prelude to the assault on mainland Italy. The Italians, who would shortly make peace with the Allies and re-enter the war on their side, offered little determined resistance but German opposition was vigorous and stubborn. The campaign in Sicily came to an end on 17 August when the two allied forces came together at Messina, but failed to cut off the retreating Axis lines. Agira was taken by the 1st Canadian Division of 28 July and the site for the war cemetery was chosen in September for the burial of all Canadians who had been killed in the Sicily campaign. Agira Canadian War Cemetery contains 491 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of THOMAS SOUTHALL PORTER– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Group Photo– Tom and John. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Circumstances of death– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Casualty Notification Form– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Entrance
  • Agira Canadian War Cemetery
  • Agira Canadian War Cemetery
  • View of Mt. Enna
  • Memorial Stained Glass– 4138 3 lt. Military figure (1945) stained glass memorial window by Robert McCausland Limited. in the Memorial Chapel at Rothsay Collegiate School, now Rothsay Netherwood School, Rothsay, N.B. 

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Jasper Boyd Andrews Ralph Markham 
Percy Irving Baker Norman Mungall 
John Samuel Brown Theophilus Henry Oliver 
George Stuart Burchill Lionel Overton Oliver 
John Daniel Brock George Nugent Dickson Otty 
Herbert Montgomery Campbell Franklin Sharp Rankin 
Reginald Herber Hamilton Daniel Earle Markee Scovil 
Frank Russell Fairweather Alexander Seaman 
Arthur Vernon Hatch Hugh Mariner Teed 
James Walter Holly Daniel Lionel Teed 
Charles Edward Kingdon Jones Lawrence Tremaine Wilkinson 
Charles Murray Lawson  

World War II

Leo Campbell Armstrong John Colwell Kitchen 
George Edgar Auld David Maurice Legassick 
Donald Allison Black Ian Fraser Mac Witt 
Charles Corbett Brannen Hugh Kaye McAvity 
Peter George Victor Chandler George Eccles Nixon 
Arthur DeWitt George William Alexander Paterson 
Charles Fawcett Thomas Southall Porter 
Walter William Vassie Foster Walter Allison Prescott 
Duncan Alexander Hewitt Theodore Estabrooks Rising 
Alleyne Russell Hubbard Thomas Medley Kingdon Richards 
Chad Noel Millner Humphrys William Paterson Sprenger 
Victor Yelverton Haines Charles Lester Stevenson 
Ralph Royden Ings Gerradus Marinus Stonner 
Dale Sealy Kent Horace Burpee Tucker 
Arthur Haliburton King  

Korean War

Cyril Harriot
Hugh Meynell

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