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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Earle Douglas Harper

In memory of:

Wing Commander Earle Douglas Harper

November 2, 1963
Camp Rafah, Egypt

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Air Force Headquarters


1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal, United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF), Dag Hammarskjöld Medal

Honours and Awards:

Canadian Forces Decoration

Distinguished Flying Cross

Additional Information


December 22, 1923
Kamsack, Saskatchewan


July 7, 1942
Vancouver, British Columbia

Son of George and Edna Harper of Haney, BC. Husband of Mrs.Joan (nee Jones) Harper of Haney, BC. Father of Douglas and Leslie Harper. Brother of Maurice, George, James and Donald Harper.

Commemorated on Page 120 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


Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)

Grave Reference:

Plot Post War Section A Row A Grave 12


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

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