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Keith Ian Morley

In memory of:

Corporal Keith Ian Morley

September 18, 2006
Panjawi District Centre, Afghanistan

Military Service






Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry


2nd Battalion


NATO Medal for Former Yugoslavia (NATO-FY), Canadian Forces Decoration, Non-Article 5 NATO Medal for Operations in the Balkans, Canadian Peace Keeping Service Medal (CPMS), General Campaign Star – SOUTH-WEST ASIA (GCS-SWA), Sacrifice Medal, (Posthumous).

Additional Information


September 23, 1975


October 1, 1999
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of the late Russel Morley and Della Marie Morley (2009 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother) of St. Paul, Manitoba.

Corporal Keith Ian Morley was killed in the Panjawi District of Afghanistan on September 18, 2006, while serving with A Company, 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry from Shilo, Manitoba. He was one of four members of the Canadian Armed Forces killed as a result of a suicide bicycle bombing while on foot patrol in the district. He was originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

He was killed five days before his 31st birthday. Corporal Morley attended the Dr. D.W. Penner and Samuel Burland schools as well as the Glenlawn Collegiate Institute before he decided to make the military his career. He loved the outdoors, woodworking, barbecuing and books. He left behind his mother, Mrs. Della Marie Morley, her husband Fred, his younger sister Shannon Jaye Morley and her husband, Preston McCaffrey. Shannon and Preston have a son, born seven months after Corporal Morley's death, whom they named Keith Cole McCaffrey.

Morley Lake, named in honour of the deceased by the Province of Manitoba, is 60 kilometres north of Flin Flon, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 222 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


Manitoba, Canada

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  • Plaque– This was the laser engraved granite plaque that we designed to mark the unfortunate passing of Cpl. Morley.  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
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Keith Ian Morley– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Keith Morley– Cpl Keith Morley was killed on Sept 18, 2006 in a suicide bomber attack on his patrol in Afghanistan. Cpl Morley was a member of 2 PPCLI.

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