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Gerald Stanley Porter

In memory of:

Corporal Gerald Stanley Porter

April 23, 1959


Ismalia, Egypt

Military Service


Service Number:

SB54595

Age:

37

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Canadian Provost Corps

Citation(s):

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

Additional Information


Born:

August 15, 1921
Lindsay, Ontario

Enlistment:

June 27, 1940
North Bay, Ontario

Son of David H. and Lottie Mary Porter of North Bay, Ontario. Husband of Ann Junor Ross (nee Potter) Porter and father of David, Lynda, and Elizabeth Porter of North Bay, Ontario.

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:

Post War Section A, Row A, Grave 1

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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