Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Jonathan James Cushley

In memory of:

Private William Jonathan James Cushley

September 3, 2006

Kandahar, Afghanistan

Military Service






The Royal Canadian Regiment


1st Battalion


Sacrifice Medal (posthumous)

Additional Information


July 28, 1985

Son of Errol and Elaine Stephanie Cushley.

Commemorated on Page 222 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Port Lambton (McDonald) Cemetery
Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:


Digital Collection

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  • Plaque– This was the laser engraved granite plaque that we designed to mark the unfortunate passing of Pte Cushley.  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 McLeod, Artist
  • Photo of William Cushley– Private William Jonathan James Cushley, a member of 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment, based in Petawawa, Ontario was killed on September 3, 2006 fighting against Taliban insurgents approximately 15 km west of Kandahar City.
  • Photo of William Jonathan James Cushley– Always missed but loved forever

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