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William Jeremiah Porritt

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant William Jeremiah Porritt

September 6, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

R/58432

Age:

20

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

227 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Flying Medal

Additional Information


Son of William Joseph and Aida Edith Porritt, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 107 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

16. C. 7.

Location:

Suda Bay is on the northern coast of Crete, and SUDA BAY WAR CEMETERY is at the north-western corner of the Bay, 5 kilometres east of Hania (or Khania) and 3 kilometres north of the Hania (or Khania) - Rethymnon - Heraklion road. The cemetery is in an olive grove and is well sign-posted from the main road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave marker– Photo taken at Suda Bay Cemetery.  My father, Réal Proulx, was an airman who was wounded in action.
  • Photo of WILLIAM JEREMIAH PORRITT– Photoo from Iain MacFarlaine. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Vancouver Sun. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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