Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Myles Stanley John Mansell

In memory of
Corporal (Bombardier)
Myles Stanley John Mansell
April 22, 2006
Gumbad, Afghanistan

Military Service:

5th (British Columbia) Field Artillery Regiment
Sacrifice Medal (Posthumous)

Additional Information:

August 5, 1980 Victoria, British Columbia

Son of Alan and Nancy Mansell. Husband of Lindsay Sullivan. Brother of Matthew and Michael.

Bombardier Mansell attended Belmont Secondary School. He received his basic training at CFB Shilo in Manitoba and CFB Gagetown in New Brunswick.

He was employed in several occupations from fighting forest fires and had a fond interest in carpentry after helping to complete his parents retirement home. Most recently, he worked helping construct high-end homes.

At his wake, beside his casket, stood a lone wreath. The inscription read, 'Thank you from all British Columbians'. It was sent by Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo. Bombardier Mansell was known to many as 'Smiley Myley' which aptly described him. As a child, he came home from school one day crying because the teacher told the students 'miles' would be replaced by 'kilometres'. He thought he would have to change his name.

Commemorated on Page 219 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

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