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Robert Arthur Porritt

In memory of:

Flying Officer Robert Arthur Porritt

August 19, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


439 Sqdn.

Additional Information


September 27, 1922
Foster, Quebec


November 10, 1941
Montreal, Quebec

Son of George A. and Rebecca Porritt, of Knowlton, Quebec.

Commemorated on Page 419 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

XXVI. E. 7.


This cemetery lies on the west side of the main road from Caen to Falaise (route N158) and just north of the village of Cintheaux. Bretteville-sur-Laize is a village and commune in the department of the Calvados, some 16 kilometres south of Caen. The village of Bretteville lies 3 kilometres south-west of the Cemetery. Buried here are those who died during the later stages of the battle of Normandy, the capture of Caen and the thrust southwards (led initially by the 4th Canadian and 1st Polish Armoured Divisions), to close the Falaise Gap, and thus seal off the German divisions fighting desperately to escape being trapped west of the Seine. Almost every unit of Canadian 2nd Corps is represented in the Cemetery. There are about 3,000 allied forces casualties of the Second World War commemorated in this site.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death– Circumstances of Porritt's crash, LAC, Ottawa
  • Photo of ROBERT ARTHUR PORRITT– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Service Book– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Identification– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Notification of death– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Robert Porritt
  • Photo of Robert Porritt– Photo submitted for the project Operation Picture Me with the permission of McGill University from their web site, 'McGill Remembers'

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