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Ainsworth Dyer

Ainsworth Dyer was a paratrooper, and served in both the Balkans and Afghanistan.

Montreal, Quebec

Ainsworth Dyer

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  1. Biography
  2. Where they served


Ainsworth Dyer was born in Montréal and grew up in Toronto. He enlisted in the Canadian Forces in 1996 and would go on to become a member of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.

A mature and responsible soldier, Dyer was well-respected by his colleagues. He took on many challenges including training for the military's grueling 'Mountain Man' endurance competition, qualifying as a paratrooper and serving in Canadian Forces peace support efforts in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2000.

Corporal Dyer was taking part in night training in Afghanistan on April 17, 2002 when his position was bombed by an American warplane in a friendly fire incident at Tarnak Farms. Sadly, he and three other Canadian soldiers were killed and eight more were injured. Dyer was just 24 years old.

The fallen soldier was buried with full military honours in the Necropolis Cemetery in Toronto. The Royal Canadian Legion named his mother, Mrs. Agatha Dyer, the 2004 National Silver Cross Mother.

Where they served

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