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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Anthony Joseph Boneca

In memory of:

Corporal Anthony Joseph Boneca

July 9, 2006
Kandahar, Afghanistan

Military Service






The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment


Sacrifice Medal

Additional Information


February 13, 1985


April 30, 2002

Son of Antonio and Shirley Boneca of Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 220 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

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Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Anthony Boneca– 1985-2006
  • Memorial– Memorial - Waverley Park, Thunder Bay, ON - May 2018 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Plaque– This was the laser engraved granite plaque that we designed to mark the unfortunate passing of Cpl. Boneca.  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
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Anthony Boneca– Corporal Anthony Joseph Boneca was killed during an
engagement with Taliban insurgents that occurred
approximately 25 kilometres west of Kandahar Airfield. The
incident occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. Kandahar time
(12:00 a.m. EDT) on 9 July. Cpl. Boneca was serving with
Task Force Afghanistan as part of the 1st Battalion
Princess Patricia¿s Canadian Light Infantry (1 PPCLI)
Battle Group. Cpl. Boneca was a member of the Lake Superior
Scottish Regiment, which is based in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

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