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Ronald Hawthorne Allan

In memory of:

Trooper Ronald Hawthorne Allan

November 28, 1959


Gaza, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)

Military Service


Service Number:

SF11335

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Royal Canadian Dragoons

Citation(s):

Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal, United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF), Dag Hammarskjöld Medal

Additional Information


Born:

July 4, 1935
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Enlistment:

September 18, 1953
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Son of Stuart Strathcona and Margaret Allan of Armsdale, Nova Scotia. Husband of Gail Margaret (nee Fraser) Allan and father of Rona of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 92 of the In the Service of Canada (1947 - 2014) Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

GAZA WAR CEMETERY
Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)

Grave Reference:

Plot Post War Section A Row A Grave 3

Location:

Gaza is 3 kilometres inland from the Mediterranean coast, 65 kilometres south-west of Tel Aviv. From Israel stop at the Erez Crossing point and enter the VIP cabin for a pass to enter Gaza. Walk through "no man's land" to the taxis on the other side. Gaza War Cemetery is 1.5 kilometres north-east of the city near the Bureir Road and 370 metres from the railway station.

The Cemetery is approximately 8 kilometres to the left of the main dual carriageway, Highway 250 through Gaza, and is about 200 metres back from the road through an avenue of trees.

Alternatively, turn left off the highway after 4 kilometres, continuing with Highway 4 until Sha'arei Aza junction and turn right, then turn right into Gaza proper, heading back towards the border. In this direction the cemetery will be found on the right hand side after approximately 3 kilometres.

The cemetery is open every day from 7.00am to 3.00pm Visitors are strongly advised to seek travel advice from their Embassy or Consulate before travelling to Gaza.

Wheelchair access possible via main entrance. For further information and enquiries please contact maoffice@cwgc.org

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