Canadian Virtual War Memorial

George Grant Thompson

In memory of:

Sapper George Grant Thompson

May 18, 1962

Egypt

Military Service


Service Number:

SG48476

Age:

41

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers

Citation(s):

1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal, United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF), Dag Hammarskjöld Medal

Additional Information


Born:

May 5, 1921
Perth, New Brunswick

Enlistment:

May 2, 1941
Woodstock, New Brunswick

Husband of Mrs Norma Alberta Thompson, and father of Gerald of Petawawa, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 117 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

GAZA WAR CEMETERY
Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)

Grave Reference:

Post War Section, Row A, Grave 10

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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