Canadian Virtual War Memorial

David Joseph Patrick Galvin

In memory of
Corporal
David Joseph Patrick Galvin
November 29, 1993
Zenica, Bosnia

Military Service:

Service Number:
D42161079
Age:
28
Force:
Army
Unit:
Royal Canadian Armoured Corps
Division:
Sherbrooke Hussars attached to the 12e Régiment Blindé du Canada, United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR)
Citation(s):
Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal, United Nations Protection Force Yugoslavia (UNPROFOR), Dag Hammarskjöld Medal, Memorial Cross ERII.

Additional Information:

Born:
April 5, 1965 Magog, Québec
Enlistment:
October 15, 1993

Son of Mrs. Ina Galvin (2001 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother), of Bolton Centre, Quebec. Cpl. Galvin attended Massey Vanier High School where he won several medals for his wrestling abilities. He was a member of the Sherbrooke Hussars militia regiment attached to the 12e Régiment Blindé du Canada (12e RBC) during a deployment with the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR). Cpl. Galvin was killed while serving as a crew member on a Cougar armoured personnel carrier escorting a humanitarian aid convoy in that region. He was fatally injured when the vehicle, travelling in very poor weather and icy road conditions, slipped over the edge of a bridge and into a river.

Ms. Michele Fontaine, Cpl. Galvin's widow, was also awarded a Silver (Memorial) Cross.

Commemorated on Page 194 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Digital Collection

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  • Camp Borden War Memorial
  • Inscription
  • In Remembrance
  • Photo of David Galvin
  • Group Photo – David (back) is seen here posing with his brother Christopher.
  • Group Photo – Photo of Ina Galvin, mother of David Galvin, is seen here posing with Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada. Ina Galvin was the 2001 Silver Cross Mother.

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