Tuesday, November 10, 2009

In Remembrance: "Come back to us, and here you will find a homeland."

Comrades of the International Brigades! Political reasons, reasons of state, the good of that same cause for which you offered your blood with limitless generosity, send some of you back to your countries and some to forced exile. You can go with pride. You are history. You are legend. You are the heroic example of the solidarity and the universality of democracy. We will not forget you; and, when the olive tree of peace puts forth its leaves, entwined with the laurels of the Spanish Republic's victory, come back! Come back to us and here you will find a homeland.

- Dolores Ibárruri.

Carpenter, school-builder Mike Frastacky Age: 56 Home Town: Vancouver, British Columbia. Deceased: July 23 2006. Incident: Targeted assassination, Nahrin, Afghanistan.

Activist - researcher Jackie Kirk Age: 40 Home Town: Montreal, Quebec International Rescue Committee, Faculty of Education, McGill University Deceased: August 13, 2008 Incident: Targeted assassination, Gardez, Afghanistan.

Humanitarian worker Shirley Case Age: 30 Home Town: 108-Mile Ranch, British Columbia Deceased: August 13, 2008 Incident: Targeted assassination, Gardez, Afghanistan.

Sapper Steven Marshall Age: 24 Home Town: Calgary, Alberta Unit: 1 Combat Engineer Regiment Deceased: October 30, 2009 Incident: Improvised explosive device, southeast of Kandahar City, Afghanistan.

Lieutenant Justin Boyes Age: 26 Home Town: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Unit: 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Deceased: October 28, 2009 Incident: Improvised explosive device, south-east of Kandahar City, Afghanistan.

Corporal Jonathan Couturier Age: 23 Home Town: Loretteville, Québec Unit: 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Deceased: September 17, 2009 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Panjwayi District, Afghanistan.

Private Patrick Lormand Age: 21 Home Town: Chute-à-Blondeau, Ontario Unit: 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Deceased: September 13, 2009 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Panjwayi District, Afghanistan.

Corporal Jean-François Drouin Age: 31 Home Town: Beauport, Québec Unit: 5 Combat Engineer Regiment, 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Battle Group Deceased: September 6, 2009 Incident: Improvised explosive device, vicinity of Dand District, Afghanistan.

Major Yannick Pépin Age : 36 Home Town : Warwick, Québec Unit : 5 Combat Engineer Regiment, 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Battle Group Deceased: September 6, 2009 Incident: Improvised explosive device, vicinity of Dand District, Afghanistan.

Sapper Matthieu Allard Age: 21 Home Town: Val d'Or, Québec Unit: 5 Combat Engineer Regiment, 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Battle Group Deceased: August 1, 2009 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Zhari District, Afghanistan.

Corporal Christian Bobbitt Age: 23 Home Town: Sept-Îles, Québec Unit: 5 Combat Engineer Regiment, 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Battle Group Deceased: August 1, 2009 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Zhari District, Afghanistan.

Private Sébastien Courcy Age: 26 Home Town: St-Hyacinthe, Québec Unit: 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Deceased: July 16, 2009 Incident: Killed in action in the Panjwayi District, Afghanistan.

Master Corporal Patrice Audet Age: 38 Home Town: Montreal, Québec Unit: 430e Escadron tactique d’hélicoptères Deceased: July 6, 2009 Incident: Helicopter crash, Zabul Province, Afghanistan.

Corporal Martin Joannette Age: 25 Home Town: Saint-Calixte, Québec Unit: 3e Bataillon, Royal 22e Régiment Deceased: July 6, 2009 Incident: Helicopter crash, Zabul Province, Afghanistan.

Master Corporal Charles-Philippe Michaud Age: 28 Hometown: Edmundston, New Brunswick Unit: 2nd Batallion, Royal 22e Régiment Deceased: July 4, 2009 Incident: improvised explosive device, Panjway District, Afghanistan.

Corporal Nicholas Bulger Age: 30 Home Town: Peterborough, Ontario Unit: 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Deceased: July 3, 2009 Incident: improvised explosive device, Zhari District, Afghanistan.

Corporal Martin Dubé Age: 35 Home Town: Québec City, Québec Unit: 5 Combat Engineer Regiment Deceased: June 14, 2009 Incident: improvised explosive device, Panjwayi District, Afghanistan.

Private Alexandre Péloquin Age: 20 Home Town: Brownsburg-Chatham, Québec Unit: 3rd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment Deceased: June 8, 2009 Incident: improvised explosive device, Panjwayi District, Afghanistan.

Major Michelle Mendes Age: 30 Home Town: Wicklow, Ontario Unit: Chief of Defence Intelligence Deceased: April 23, 2009 Incident: Non combat related.

Corporal Karine Blais Age: 21 Home Town: Les Méchins, Québec Unit: 12e Régiment Blindé du Canada, 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Battle Group Deceased: April 13, 2009 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Shah Wali Kot District, Afghanistan.

Master Corporal Scott Francis Vernelli Age: 28 Home Town: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Unit: 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group Deceased: March 20, 2009 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Shah Wali Kot District, Afghanistan.

Corporal Tyler Crooks Age: 24 Home Town: Port Colborne, Ontario Unit: 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group Deceased: March 20, 2009 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Shah Wali Kot District, Afghanistan.

Trooper Jack Bouthillier Age: 20 Home Town: Hearst, Ontario Unit: Royal Canadian Dragoons, 3rd Battalion the Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group Deceased: March 20, 2009 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Shah Wali Kot District, Afghanistan.

Trooper Corey Joseph Hayes Age: 22 Home Town: Ripples, New Brunswick Unit: Royal Canadian Dragoons, 3rd Battalion the Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group Deceased: March 20, 2009 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Shah Wali Kot District, Afghanistan.

Trooper Marc Diab Age: 22 Home Town: Mississauga, Ontario Unit: Royal Canadian Dragoons, 3rd Battalion the Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group Deceased: March 8, 2009 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Shah Wali Kot District, Afghanistan.

Warrant Officer Dennis Raymond Brown Age: 38 Home Town: St. Catherines, Ontario Unit: The Lincoln and Welland Regiment Deceased: March 3, 2009 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Arghandab district, Afghanistan.

Corporal Dany Olivier Fortin Age: 29 Home Town: Baie-Comeau, Québec Unit: 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron at 3 Wing Bagotville. Deceased: March 3, 2009 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Arghandab district, Afghanistan.

Corporal Kenneth Chad O’Quinn Age: 25 Home Town: Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland Unit: 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signals Squadron Deceased: March 3, 2009 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Arghandab district, Afghanistan.

Sapper Sean David Greenfield Age: 25 Home Town: Pinawa, Manitoba Unit: 24 Field Engineer Squadron, 2 Combat Engineer Regiment, 3rd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group. Deceased: January 31, 2009 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

Trooper Brian Richard Good Age: 42 Home Town: Ottawa, Ontario Unit: 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group Deceased: January 7, 2009 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Shah Wall Kot District, Afghanistan.

Sergeant Gregory John Kruse Age: 40 Home Town: Campbelltown, New Brunswick Unit: 2 Combat Engineer Regiment, serving as a member of 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group Deceased: December 27, 2008 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Panjwayi District, Afghanistan.

Warrant Officer Gaétan Roberge Age: 45 Home Town: Hanmer, Ontario Unit: 2nd Battalion, The Irish Regiment of Canada Deceased: December 27, 2008 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Panjwayi District, Afghanistan.

Private Michael Freeman Age: 28 Home Town: Peterborough, Ontario Unit: 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Deceased: December 26, 2008 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Zharey District, Afghanistan.

Cpl. Thomas James Hamilton Age: 26 Home Town: Truro, Nova Scotia Unit: 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Deceased: December 13, 2008 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Arghandab district, Afghanistan.

Private Justin Peter Jones Age: 21 Home Town: Baie Verte, Newfoundland Unit: 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Deceased: December 13, 2008 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Arghandab district, Afghanistan.

Private John Michael Roy Curwin Age: 26 Home Town: Mount Uniacke, Nova Scotia Unit: 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Deceased: December 13, 2008 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Arghandab district, Afghanistan.

Warrant Officer Robert Wilson Age: 38 Home Town: Keswick, ON Unit: 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Deceased: December 5, 2008 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Arghandab district, Afghanistan.

Corporal Mark Robert McLaren Age: 23 Home Town: Peterborough, ON Unit: 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Deceased: December 5, 2008 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Arghandab district, Afghanistan.

Private Demetrios Diplaros Age: 24 Home Town: Scarborough, ON Unit: 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Deceased: December 5, 2008 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Arghandab district, Afghanistan.

Sgt Prescott Shipway Age: 36 Home Town: Saskatoon, SK Unit: 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group Deceased: September 7, 2008 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Panjwayi District, Afghanistan.

Corporal Andrew Paul Grenon Age: 23 Home Town: Windsor, ON Unit: 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group Deceased: September 3, 2008 Incident: Insurgent attack, Zharey district, Afghanistan.

Corporal Michael James Alexander Seggie Age: 21 Home Town: Winnipeg, MB Unit: 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group Deceased: September 3, 2008 Incident: Insurgent attack, Zharey district, Afghanistan.

Private Chadwick James Horn Age: 21 Home Town: Calgary, AB Unit: 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group Deceased: September 3, 2008 Incident: Insurgent attack, Zharey district, Afghanistan.

Sapper Stephan John Stock Age: 25 Home Town: Campbell River, BC Unit: 1 Combat Engineer Regiment (1 CER)Deceased: August 20, 2008 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Zharey district, Afghanistan.

Corporal Dustin Roy Robert Joseph Wasden Age: 25 Home Town: Spiritwood, SK Unit: 1 Combat Engineer Regiment (1 CER) Deceased: August 20, 2008 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Zharey district, Afghanistan.

Sergeant Shawn Allen Eades Age: 33 Home Town: Hamilton, ON Unit: 1 Combat Engineer Regiment (1 CER) Deceased: August 20, 2008 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Zharey district, Afghanistan.

Master Cpl Erin Doyle Age: 32 Home Town: Kamloops, BC Unit: 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, Edmonton Alberta Deceased: August 11, 2008 Incident: Insurgent attack, Panjwayi District, Afghanistan.

Master Corporal Joshua Brian Roberts Age: 29 Home Town: Prince Albert, SK Unit: 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, Shilo, Manitoba Deceased: August 9, 2008 Incident: Insurgent attack, Zharey District, Afghanistan.

Corporal James (Jim) Hayward Arnal Age: 25 Home Town: Winnipeg, MB Unit: 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, Shilo, Manitoba Deceased: July 18, 2008 Incident: Improvised Explosive Device (IED), Panjwayi District, Afghanistan.

Private Colin William Wilmot Age: 24 Home Town: Fredericton, NB Unit: 1 Field Ambulance, Edmonton (Alberta)Deceased: July 5, 2008 Incident: Improvised Explosive Device (IED), Panjwayi District, Afghanistan.

Corporal Brendan Anthony Downey Age: 37 Home Town: Dundurn, SK Unit: Military Police Detachment in Dundurn, Saskatchewan Deceased: July 4, 2008 Incident: Non combat related.

Captain Jonathan (Jon) Sutherland Snyder Age: 26 Home Town: Penticton, BC Unit: 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, Edmonton, Alberta Deceased: June 7, 2008 Incident: Accident, Zhari District, Afghanistan.

Captain Richard Steven Leary Age: 32 Home Town: Brantford, ON Unit: 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Shilo, Manitoba Deceased: June 3, 2008 Incident: Insurgent attack, Panjwayi District, Afghanistan.

Corporal Michael Starker Age: 36 Home Town: Calgary, AB Unit: 15 (Edmonton) Field Ambulance, Calgary, Alberta Deceased: May 6, 2008 Incident: Insurgent attack, Zharey District, Afghanistan.

Private Terry John Street Age: 24 Home Town: Surrey, BC Unit: 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, Shilo, Manitoba Deceased: April 4, 2008 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Panjwayi district, Afghanistan.

Sergeant Jason Boyes Age: 32 Home Town: Napanee, ON Unit: 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, Shilo, Manitoba Deceased: March 16, 2008 Incident: Explosive device, Panjwayi district, Afghanistan.

Bombardier Jérémie Ouellet Age: 22 Home Town: Matane, QC Unit: 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, Shilo, Manitoba Deceased: March 11, 2008 Incident: Non combat related.

Trooper Michael Y. Hayakaze Age: 25 Home Town: Edmonton, AB Unit: Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), Edmonton, Alberta Deceased: March 2, 2008 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Panjwayi district, Afghanistan.

Corporal Étienne Gonthier Age: 21 Home Town: St-Georges-de-Beauce, QC Unit: 5 Combat Engineer Regiment, Valcartier, Québec Deceased: January 23, 2008 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Panjwayi district, Afghanistan.

Trooper Richard Renaud Age: 26 Home Town: Alma, Québec Unit: 12e Régiment blindé du Canada, Valcartier, Québec Deceased: January 15, 2008 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Arghandab district, Afghanistan.

Warrant Officer Hani Massouh Warrant Officer Hani Massouh Age : 41 Unit: 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, Valcartier, Québec Deceased: January 6, 2008 Incident: Military vehicle rollover, Nalgham, Zhari District, Afghanistan.

Corporal Éric Labbé Age : 31 Home Town: Rimouski, Québec Unit: 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, Valcartier, Québec Deceased: January 6, 2008 Incident: Military vehicle rollover, Nalgham, Zhari District, Afghanistan.

Gunner Jonathan Dion Age: 27 Home Town: Gatineau, Québec Unit: 5e Régiment d'artillerie légère du Canada, Valcartier, Québec Deceased: December 30, 2007 Incident: Improvised explosive device, Zharey District, Afghanistan.

Private Michel Jr. Lévesque Age: 25 Home Town: Rivière-Rouge, Québec Unit: 3 Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, Valcartier, Québec Deceased: November 17, 2007 Incident: Improvised explosive device, near Ma’sum Ghar, Afghanistan.

Corporal Nicolas R. Beauchamp Age: 28 Home Town: Montréal, Québec Unit: 5 Field Ambulance, Valcartier, Québec Deceased: November 17, 2007 Incident: Improvised explosive device, near Ma’sum Ghar, Afghanistan.

Corporal Nathan Hornburg Age: 24 Home Town: Calgary, Alberta Unit: The King’s Own Calgary Regiment, Alberta Deceased: September 24, 2007 Incident: Mortar attack, Panjwayi District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

Major Raymond Mark Ruckpaul Age: 42 Home Town: Hamilton, Ontario Unit: Armoured Corps, The Royal Canadian Dragoons Deceased: August 29, 2007 Incident: Non-combat-related death, Kabul, Afghanistan.

Master Corporal Christian Duchesne Age: 34 Home Town: Montreal, Québec Unit: 5th Field Ambulance, 5 Area Support Group, Valcartier, Québec Deceased: August 22, 2007 Incident: Landmine, Afghanistan.

Master Warrant Officer Mario Mercier Age: 43 Home Town: Weedon, Québec Unit: 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, Valcartier, Québec Deceased: August 22, 2007 Incident: Landmine, Afghanistan.

Private Simon Longtin Age: 23 Home Town: Longueuil, Québec Unit: 3rd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, Valcartier, Québec Deceased: August 19, 2007 Incident: Improvised Explosive Device, Afghanistan.

Captain Jefferson Clifford Francis Age: 37 Home Town: New Brunswick Unit: 1 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, Shilo, Manitoba Deceased: July 4, 2007 Incident: Improvised Explosive Device, Afghanistan.

Corporal Jordan Anderson Age: 25 Home Town: Iqaluit, Nunavut Unit: 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton, Alberta) Deceased: July 4, 2007 Incident: Improvised Explosive Device, Afghanistan.

Captain Matthew Johnathan Dawe Age: 27 Home Town: Kingston, Ontario Unit: 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton, Alberta) Deceased: July 4, 2007 Incident: Improvised Explosive Device, Afghanistan.

Master Corporal Colin Stuart Francis Bason Age: 28 Home Town: Burnaby, British Columbia Unit: The Royal Westminster Regiment, New Westminster, British Columbia Deceased: July 4, 2007 Incident: Improvised Explosive Device, Afghanistan.

Corporal Cole D. Bartsch Age: 23 Home Town: Saskatchewan Unit: 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton, Alberta) Deceased: July 4, 2007 Incident: Improvised Explosive Device, Afghanistan.

Private Lane William Thomas Watkins Age: 20 Home Town: Winnipeg, Manitoba Unit: 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton, Alberta)Deceased: July 4, 2007 Incident: Improvised Explosive Device, Afghanistan.

Sergeant Christos Karigiannis Age: 31 Home Town: Montréal, Québec Unit: 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton, Alberta)Deceased: June 20, 2007 Incident: Improvised Explosive Device, Afghanistan.

Corporal Stephen Frederick Bouzane Age: 26 Home Town: Springdale, Newfoundland and Labrador Unit: 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton, Alberta)Deceased: June 20, 2007 Incident: Improvised Explosive Device, Afghanistan.

Private Joel Wiebe Age: 22 Home Town: Edmonton, Alberta Unit: 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton, Alberta)Deceased: June 20, 2007. Incident: Improvised Explosive Device, Afghanistan.

Trooper Darryl Caswell Age: 25 Home Town: Bowmanville, Ontario Unit: The Royal Canadian Dragoons (Petawawa, Ontario)Deceased: June 11, 2007 Incident: Roadside bomb, Afghanistan.

Master Corporal Darrell Jason Priede Age: 30 Home Town: Burlington, Ontario Unit: Army News Team, 3 Area Support Group, Canadian Forces Base Gagetown Deceased: May 30, 2007 Incident: U.S. Chinook helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

Corporal Matthew McCully Age: 25 Home Town: Orangeville, Ontario Unit: 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signals Squadron, Petawawa, Ontario Deceased: May 25, 2007 Incident: Improvised Explosive Device.

Master Corporal Anthony Klumpenhouwer Age: 25 Home Town: Listowel, Ontario Unit: Canadian Special Operations Forces Command Deceased: April 18, 2007 Incident: Accident, non combat related.

Master Corporal Allan Stewart Age: 31 Home Town: Newcastle, New Brunswick Unit: The Royal Canadian Dragoons (Petawawa, Ontario) Deceased: April 11, 2007 Incident: Roadside bomb.

Trooper Patrick James Pentland Age: 23 Home Town: Geary, New Brunswick Unit: The Royal Canadian Dragoons (Petawawa, Ontario)Deceased: April 11, 2007 Incident: Roadside bomb.

Sergeant Donald Lucas Age: 31 Home Town: St-John's, Newfoundand and Labrador Unit: 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (Gagetown, New Brunswick) Deceased: April 8, 2007 Incident: Roadside bomb.

Corporal Brent Donald Poland Age: 37 Home Town: Sarnia, Ontario Unit: 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (Gagetown, New Brunswick) Deceased: April 8, 2007 Incident: Roadside bomb.

Corporal Christopher Paul Stannix Age: 24 Home Town: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Unit: Princess Louise Fusiliers (Halifax, Nova Scotia)Deceased: April 8, 2007 Incident: Roadside bomb.

Corporal Aaron Edward Williams Age: 23 Home Town: Perth-Andover, New Brunswick Unit: 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (Gagetown, New Brunswick) Deceased: April 8, 2007 Incident: Roadside bomb.

Private David Robert Greenslade Age: 20 Home Town: Saint-John, New Brunswick Unit: 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment, (Gagetown, New Brunswick) Deceased: April 8, 2007 Incident: Roadside bomb.

Private Kevin Vincent Kennedy Age: 20 Home Town: St-John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Unit: 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (Gagetown, New Brunswick) Deceased: April 8, 2007 Incident: Roadside bomb.

Corporal Kevin Megeney Age: 25 Home Town: New Glasgow, Nova Scotia Unit: 1st Battalion, The Nova Scotia Highlanders (North) (Truro, Nova Scotia)Deceased: March 6, 2007 Incident: Non combat related.

Chief Warrant Officer Robert Girouard, CD Age: 46 Home Town: Bouctouche, New Brunswick Unit: 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ontario) Deceased: November 27, 2006 Incident: Suicide bomber attack.

Corporal Albert Storm, CD Age: 36 Home Town: Niagara Falls, Ontario Unit: 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ontario) Deceased: November 27, 2006. Incident: Suicide bomber attack.

Sergeant Darcy Scott Tedford, CD Age: 32 Home Town: Calgary, Alberta Unit: 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ontario) Deceased: October 14, 2006 Incident: Insurgent attack.

Private Blake Neil Williamson Age: 23 Home Town: Ottawa, Ontario. Unit: 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ontario)Deceased: October 14, 2006 Incident: Insurgent attack.

Trooper Mark Andrew Wilson Age: 39 Home town: London, Ontario Unit: Royal Canadian Dragoons (Petawawa, Ontario) Deceased: October 7, 2006 Incident: Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

Sergeant Craig Paul Gillam, CD Age: 40 Home town: South Branch, Newfoundland and Labrador Unit: Royal Canadian Dragoons (Petawawa, Ontario) Deceased: October 3, 2006 Incident: Insurgent attack.

Corporal Robert Thomas James Mitchell Age: 32 Home town: Owen Sound, Ontario Unit: Royal Canadian Dragoons (Petawawa, Ontario)Deceased: October 3, 2006 Incident: Insurgent attack.

Private Josh Klukie Age: 23 Home town: Shuniah, Ontario Unit: 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ontario)Deceased: September 29, 2006 Incident: Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

Corporal Glen Arnold, CD Age: 32 Home Town: McKerrow, Ontario Unit: 2 Field Ambulance (Petawawa, Ontario) Deceased: September 18, 2006 Incident: Suicide bomber attack.

Private David Byers Age: 22 Home Town: Espanola, Ontario Unit: 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Shilo, Manitoba) Deceased: September 18, 2006 Incident: Suicide bomber attack.

Corporal Shane Keating Age: 30 Home Town: Dalmeny, Saskatchewan Unit: 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Shilo, Manitoba) Deceased: September 18, 2006 Incident: Suicide bomber attack.

Corporal Keith Morley, CD Age: 30 Home Town: Winnipeg, Manitoba Unit: 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Shilo, Manitoba)Deceased: September 18, 2006 Incident: Suicide bomber attack.

Private Mark Anthony Graham Age: 33 Home Town: Hamilton, Ontario Unit: 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ontario) Deceased: September 4, 2006 Incident: "Friendly fire" incident.

Private William Jonathan James Cushley Age: 21 Home Town: Port Lambton, Ontario Unit: 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ontario) Deceased: September 3, 2006 Incident: Ground offensive.

Warrant Officer Frank Robert Mellish, CD Age: 38 Home Town: Truro, Nova Scotia Unit: 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ontario) Deceased: September 3, 2006 Incident: Ground offensive.

Warrant Officer Richard Francis Nolan, CD Age: 39 Home Town: Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador Unit: 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ontario) Deceased: September 3rd, 2006 Incident: Ground offensive.

Sergeant Shane Stachnik Age: 30 Home Town: Waskatenau, Alberta Unit: 2 Combat Engineer Regiment (Petawawa, Ontario) Deceased: September 3rd, 2006 Incident: Ground offensive.

Corporal David Braun Age: 27 Home Town: Raymore, Saskatchewan Unit: 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Shilo, Manitoba) Deceased: August 22, 2006 Incident: Suicide bomber attack.

Corporal Andrew James Eykelenboom Age: 23 Home Town: Comox, British Columbia Unit: 1st Field Ambulance (Edmonton, Alberta) Deceased: August 11, 2006 Incident: Suicide bomber attack.

Master Corporal Jeffrey Scott Walsh Age: 33 Home Town: Regina, Saskatchewan Unit: 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Shilo, Manitoba) Deceased: August 9, 2006. Incident: Shooting accident.

Master Corporal Raymond Arndt Age: 31 Home Town: Edson, Alberta Unit: The Loyal Edmonton Regiment (Edmonton, Alberta) Deceased: August 5, 2006 Incident: Traffic accident.

Private Kevin Dallaire Age: 22 Home Town: Calgary, Alberta Unit: 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton, Alberta)Deceased: August 3, 2006 Incident: Ground offensive.

Sergeant Vaughan Ingram Age: 35 Home Town: Burgeo, Newfoundland and Labrador Unit: 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton, Alberta) Deceased: August 3, 2006. Incident: Ground offensive.

Corporal Bryce Jeffrey Keller Age: 27 Home Town: Regina, Saskatchewan Unit: 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton, Alberta) Deceased: August 3, 2006 Incident: Ground offensive.

Corporal Christopher Jonathan Reid, CD Age: 34 Home Town: Truro, Nova Scotia Unit: 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton, Alberta) Deceased: August 3, 2006 Incident: Roadside bomb.

Corporal Francisco Gomez, CD Age: 44 Home town: Edmonton, Alberta Unit: 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton, Alberta)Deceased: July 22, 2006. Incident: Suicide attack.

Corporal Jason Patrick Warren Age: 29 Home town: Québec City, Québec Unit: The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada (Montréal, Québec) Deceased: July 22, 2006 Incident: Suicide attack.

Corporal Anthony Joseph Boneca Age: 21 Home Town: Thunder Bay, Ontario Unit: Lake Superior Scottish Regiment (Thunder Bay, Ontario) Deceased: July 9, 2006 Incident: Ground offensive.

Captain Nichola Kathleen Sarah Goddard, MSM Age: 26 Home Town: Calgary, Alberta Unit: 1st Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (Shilo, Manitoba) Deceased: May 17, 2006 Incident: Ground offensive.

Corporal Matthew David James Dinning Age: 23 Home Town: Richmond Hill, Ontario Unit: 2 Military Police Platoon, Petawawa, Ontario Deceased: April 22, 2006 Incident: Roadside bomb.

Bombardier Myles Stanley John Mansell Age: 25 Home Town: Victoria, British Columbia Unit: 5th (British Columbia) Field Artillery Regiment (Victoria, British Columbia) Deceased: April 22, 2006 Incident: Roadside bomb.

Corporal Randy Payne Age: 32 Home town: Gananoque, Ontario Unit: 1 Garrison Military Police Company, Detachment Wainwright, Alberta Deceased: April 22, 2006 Incident: Roadside bomb.

Lieutenant William Turner Age: 45 Home Town: Toronto, Ontario Unit: Land Force Western Area Headquarters, Edmonton, Alberta (20th Field Artillery Regiment) Deceased: April 22, 2006 Incident: Roadside bomb.

Private Robert Costall Age: 22 Home Town: Thunder Bay, Ontario Unit: 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton, Alberta) Deceased: March 29, 2006 Incident: Ground offensive.

Master Corporal Timothy Wilson Age: 30 Home Town: Grande Prairie, Alberta Unit: 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Shilo, Manitoba) Deceased: March 5, 2006 Incident: LAV III traffic accident.

Corporal Paul Davis Age: 28 Home Town: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia Unit: 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Shilo, Manitoba) Deceased: March 2, 2006 Incident: LAV III traffic accident.

Glyn Berry Age: 59 Home Town: United Kingdom Unit: Director, Foreign Affairs Canada Deceased: January 15, 2006 Incident: Suicide attack.

Private Braun Scott Woodfield Age: 24 Home Town: Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia Unit: 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (Oromocto, New Brunswick) Deceased: November 24, 2005 Incident: LAV III traffic accident.

Corporal Jamie Brendan Murphy Age: 26 Home town: Conception Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador Unit: 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ontario) Deceased: January 27, 2004 Incident: Suicide attack.

Corporal Robbie Christopher Beerenfenger Age: 29 Home town: Ottawa, Ontario Unit: 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ontario) Deceased: October 2, 2003 Incident: Landmine explosion.

Sergeant Robert Alan Short Age: 42 Home town: Fredericton, New Brunswick Unit: 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ontario) Deceased: October 2, 2003 Incident: Landmine explosion.

Sergeant Marc D. Léger Age: 29 Home town: Lancaster (Ontario) Unit: 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton, Alberta) Deceased: April 18, 2002 Incident: "Friendly fire" incident.

Corporal Ainsworth Dyer Age: 24 Home town: Montréal, Québec Unit: 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton, Alberta) Deceased: April 18, 2002 Incident: "Friendly fire" incident.

Private Richard Green Age: 21 Home town: Mill Cove, Nova Scotia Unit: 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton, Alberta) Deceased: April 18, 2002 Incident: "Friendly fire" incident.

Private Nathan Smith Age: 26 Home Town: Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia Unit: 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton, Alberta) Deceased: April 18, 2002 Incident: "Friendly fire" incident.

If ye break faith with us who die we shall not sleep, though poppies grow in Flanders fields.

6 Comments:

Blogger Bill Horne said...

Jake's Gift is a play well worth seeing for anyone moved by this list of names: http://www.juliamackey.com/
Nov. 11 in Prince George.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Old Brooktrout said...

Thanks for this. I mean that.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Bernard von Schulmann said...

A good post for today. As a Quaker and a German, November 11th has never been easy for me. I put some of thoughts online again.

http://illahie.blogspot.com/2009/11/november-11th-time-to-reflect-on-war.html

6:00 PM  
Blogger Terry Glavin said...

That was a tremendously insightful and thoughtful essay, Bernard. I would love to hear more of this sort of thing from real pacifists. We need to hear more from you.

We have at least one Quaker pacifist among the members of the Canada Afghanistan Solidarity Committee. It's really hard for him, but that's why his membership is so valued.

Warmest regards,

TG

6:14 PM  
Blogger Bill Horne said...

Your personal honesty adds a powerful measure of integrity to this essay, Bernard.

One of my favourite films at this time of year is the CBC's short doc "Return to Ortona" which you can view here:
http://tinyurl.com/yemrfpc

1:24 PM  
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