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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Mark Anthony Graham

In memory of:

Private Mark Anthony Graham

September 4, 2006
Kandahar, Afghanistan

Military Service






The Royal Canadian Regiment


1st Battalion


Sacrifice Medal (Posthumous)

Additional Information


May 17, 1973
Gordon Town, Jamaica

Son of Albert and Linda Joyce Learn Graham of Hamilton, Ontario.

Father of Shae-Lynn Marie Graham of Youngstown, Ohio. Brother of Jason Lee and Daniel William Graham.

Private Graham was a world-class runner who competed for Canada in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.

Commemorated on Page 219 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


Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:



Veterans Plots 26 and 27

Digital Collection

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

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
  • Photos of Mark Anthony Graham– a collage
  • 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
  • Grave marker
  • Photo of Mark Graham– Private Mark Anthony Graham, a member of 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment, based in Petawawa, Ontario.
  • Photo of Mark Graham– Mark Anthony Graham, Olympic athlete Barcelona 1992
  • Photo of Mark Graham– The photo on top of the Unknown Soldier Tomb is of Private Mark Anthony Graham from Hamilton, Ontario of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment. He was killed in Afghanistan during a ground offensive on the 4th of September 2006. Visitors from all over Canada placed their poppies on the Tomb and paid their respects to the serving and fallen soldiers.  Prime Minister, The Honourable Stephen Harper, Governor General, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Canada's Top Soldier Chief of Defence Staff General Rick Hillier and the 2007 Silver Cross Mother Mrs. Wilhelmina Beerenfenger-Koehler, Mother of fallen soldier Corporal Robbie Christopher Beerenfenger, who died in Kabul, Afghanistan on the 2nd of October 2003, were guests of honour and layed wreaths at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on the 11th of November 2007. Photo by: Cpl Marcie Lane, CFSU(O) Photo Services.

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