Name:Rank:Service No: Service: Date of Birth:Place of Birth:Date of Enlistment:Place of Enlistment:Address at Enlistment:Age at Enlistment:Height:Eye Colour: Hair Colour:Previous Military:Marital Status:Trade:Religion:Next of Kin:Date of Death: Age at Death:Cemetery: Reference:
Garnet Clayton PorterPrivateF/57869North Nova Scotia Highlanders, R.C.I.C.August 12, 1923Brooklyn, NSDecember 16, 1943Halifax, NSNewport, Hants Co., NS205 feet, 4 inchesBrownBrownWest Nova Scotia Regiment (Reserve) March 1941- November 1943Single (at enlistment)FarmerUnited Church of CanadaHarriet Porter (Mother) Newport, Hants Co., NSAugust 9, 194420Bretteville-sur Laize Canadian War CemeteryXII. 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.