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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Paul Maxillien Lucien Picard

In memory of:

Flying Officer Paul Maxillien Lucien Picard

April 30, 1966
El Kuntilla, Egypt

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


No. 4 (Transport) Operational Training Unit


United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF), Dag Hammarskjöld Medal

Additional Information


February 11, 1939
Beauharnois, Quebec


July 23, 1959

Son of André J, and Germaine M.M.E. Picard of Beauharnois, Quebec. Brother of Jaqueline, Louise, Clair and Marguerite.

Commemorated on Page 132 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:

Section A Post War Plot Row B Grave 1.


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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