Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, France
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Garnet Clayton Porter
Garnet Clayton Porter Private F/57869 North Nova Scotia Highlanders, R.C.I.C. August 12, 1923 Brooklyn, NS December 16, 1943 Halifax, NS Newport, Hants Co., NS 20 5 feet, 4 inches Brown Brown West Nova Scotia Regiment (Reserve) March 1941- November 1943 Single (at enlistment) Farmer United Church of Canada Harriet Porter (Mother) Newport, Hants Co., NS August 9, 1944 20 Bretteville-sur Laize Canadian War Cemetery XII. G. 4. Commemorated on page 419 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on September 6 Garnet Clayton Porter was the son of Laurine Victor Porter and Harriet Mande Porter of Newport, Hants Co., NS. He was the brother of Victor, Merle, Audrey and Carmen. He was the husband of Emma Christina Porter and father of Garnet Farther Porter, married at Newport on June 10, 1944. Private Porter completed his basic training at No 60 CABTC Yarmouth between December 31, 1943 and February 27, 1944 and advanced training at Aldershot, NS. He was granted permission to marry Emma Christina Benedict on June 3, 1944. He departed Canada on June 26, 1944 and disembarked in England on July 3, 1944 and left England for France on July 23, 1944. He was killed in action while serving with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders on August 9, 1944. He was initially buried in a temporary cemetery at Gouvix, approximately ten and a half miles south east of Caen, France on August 10, 1944 and reburied in the Bretteville-sur Laize Canadian War Cemetery in 1945.