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Cole Daniel Bartsch

In memory of:

Corporal Cole Daniel Bartsch

July 4, 2007
Kandahar, Afghanistan

Military Service






Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry


3rd Bn


Sacrifice Medal (posthumous)

Additional Information


September 1, 1983
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


January 30, 2003
Edmonton, Alberta

Son of Dennis and Juanita (nee Stepp) Bartsch of Whitecourt, Alberta. Brother of Tara, Jolene and Eric.

Commemorated on Page 226 of the In the Service of Canada (1947 - 2014) Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Alberta, Canada

Grave Reference:



Whitecourt, Alberta

Digital Collection

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  • Plaque– This was the laser engraved granite plaque that we designed to mark the unfortunate passing of Cpl Bartsch. 

It was originally displayed at the Kandahar Cenotaph from the date of his passing - and was repatriated to Canada in 2014.  

Today, it can be seen at the Afghanistan War Memorial located at National Defence Headquarters in Kanata, On.  

Rod A. McLeod, Designer
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Cole Bartsch– Cpl Cole Bartsch, 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

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