Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Matthew Jonathan Dawe

In memory of
Captain
Matthew Jonathan Dawe
July 4, 2007
Kandahar, Afghanistan

Military Service:

Age:
27
Force:
Army
Unit:
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
Division:
3rd Bn
Citation(s):
General Campaign Star, Sacrifice Medal (posthumous)

Additional Information:

Born:
April 1, 1980 Kingston, Ontario
Enlistment:
June 16, 1999 Kingston, Ontario

Son of Reine Judith Dawe of Perth, Ontario. Husband of Tara Christina Dawe of Kingston, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 226 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
KINGSTON (CATARAQUI) CEMETERY ; Ontario, Canada
Grave Reference:
N/A
Location:
Access by car Highway 401 and exit at Sydenham Road South. Turn left onto Princess Street (Highway 2), then turn left at the next stop light. The cemetery is on the first left on Counter Street across from the J. Reid Funeral Home.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Matthew Dawe – Captain Matthew Johnathan Dawe, 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry was killed on 4 July, 2007 along with 5 other CF members and one Afghan interpreter, when the vehicle they were traveling in struck an improvised explosive device, approximately 20km south-west of Kandahar City. 3 PPCLI is based out of Edmonton, Alberta.  Photo: Canadian Forces Image Gallery
  • Grave Marker – Captain Matthew Dawe was born into a military family – his dad served 33 years in the army. He had three older brothers – all of whom joined the Canadian Forces prior to Matthew. His Royal Military College of Canada number is 22596. He was both Cadet Wing Senior and captain of the varsity volleyball team in his final year at RMC. 

Prior to enrolling at RMC – he was a private in the Princess of Wales Own Regiment. On graduation weekend – he was married. Following RMC, he became a trained Infantry Officer. He was posted to the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton. While in Edmonton his son was born.

He trained both within Canada and outside the country to qualify as a Platoon Commander. He died while serving in Afghanistan during Operation Luger, an engagement he planned and named after his son Lucas.

Profile and photo originally appeared in Remembrance Day edition 2012 of e-veritas, alumni journal of the Royal Military College of Canada.
  • Memorial – Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and remembered in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

Matt Dawe was born into a military family – his dad served 33 years in the army; He had three older brothers – all of whom joined the Canadian Forces prior to Matt. His Royal Military College of Canada number is 22596. He was both Cadet Wing Senior and captain of the varsity volleyball team in his final year. Prior to enrolling at RMC – he was a private in the Princess of Wales Own Regiment. On graduation weekend – he was married to Tara Christina. Following RMC – he became a trained Infantry Officer. He was posted to the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton. While in Edmonton their son Lucas was born. He trained both within Canada and outside the country to qualify as a Platoon Commander. He died while serving in Afghanistan during Operation Luger, an engagement he planned and named after his son Lucas.
  • Memorial Stained Glass – Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and remembered in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

Matt Dawe was born into a military family – his dad served 33 years in the army; He had three older brothers – all of whom joined the Canadian Forces prior to Matt. His Royal Military College of Canada number is 22596. He was both Cadet Wing Senior and captain of the varsity volleyball team in his final year. Prior to enrolling at RMC – he was a private in the Princess of Wales Own Regiment. On graduation weekend – he was married to Tara Christina. Following RMC – he became a trained Infantry Officer. He was posted to the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton. While in Edmonton their son Lucas was born. He trained both within Canada and outside the country to qualify as a Platoon Commander. He died while serving in Afghanistan during Operation Luger, an engagement he planned and named after his son Lucas.
  • Memorial Doll – Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and remembered in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

Matt Dawe was born into a military family – his dad served 33 years in the army; He had three older brothers – all of whom joined the Canadian Forces prior to Matt. His Royal Military College of Canada number is 22596. He was both Cadet Wing Senior and captain of the varsity volleyball team in his final year. Prior to enrolling at RMC – he was a private in the Princess of Wales Own Regiment. On graduation weekend – he was married to Tara Christina. Following RMC – he became a trained Infantry Officer. He was posted to the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton. While in Edmonton their son Lucas was born. He trained both within Canada and outside the country to qualify as a Platoon Commander. He died while serving in Afghanistan during Operation Luger, an engagement he planned and named after his son Lucas.
  • Matthew Dawe Memorial Sword – Matthew Dawe memorial sword is awarded annually at Royal Military College of Canada to the top 4th year ROTP combat arms officer cadet
  • Captain Matthew Dawe building – Captain Matthew Dawe building, Canadian Forces Base Kingston, Kingston, Ontario
  • Captain Matthew Dawe memorial athletic – Captain Matthew Dawe memorial athletic award is awarded annually at the Royal Military College of Canada
  • Captain Matthew Dawe Memorial Trophy – Captain Matthew Dawe memorial trophy, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario

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