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Emmanuel Olivier

In memory of:

Corporal Emmanuel Olivier

December 9, 1961
Rafah, Egypt

Military Service


Service Number:

SG67572

Age:

38

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, Italy Star, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-45, United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF), Canadian Forces Decoration, Dag Hammarskjöld Medal

Additional Information


Born:

November 24, 1923
Petrus Steyn, South Africa

Enlistment:

June 6, 1956
Fredericton, New Brunswick

Son of Charles and Martina Betina (Olivier) Brink of South Africa. Brother of Maria, Johanna, Charles, Cornelis, Egbert, and Martin.

Commemorated on Page 115 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:

Post War Section A Row A Grave 9

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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