Commemorates 44753 Corporal (Army) Robert M. Gettis of Semans, Sask., who played an active part in the Geodetic Surveys of the Canadian Arctic, 1956-57. Cpl. Gettis was killed in a motorcycle accident 1957/09/29 (age 29) and is buried in Govan, Sask.. He served for a time at the Grand Shoran geodetic station on Banks Island; the nearby lake was named in his honour the year after his death. Submitted 13 Feb. 1958, by J.G. Kerr, Air Vice-Marshal, Department of National Defence.
Approval Date: 1958-04-03
CGNDB ID: LAIZT