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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

David Robert James Byers

In memory of:

Private David Robert James Byers

September 18, 2006
Zhari District Centre, Afghanistan

Military Service






Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry


2nd Battalion


Sacrifice Medal

Additional Information


March 26, 1984

Son of John Leslie and Katherine Jane Byers of Espanola, Ontario. Fiancee of Chantal Roy. Father of Layla Roy-Byers. Brother of Nathan and Alan.

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


Ontario, Canada

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  • Plaque– This was the laser engraved granite plaque that we designed to mark the unfortunate passing of Pte Byers.  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
  • Photo of David Robert James Byers– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of David Byers– Pte David Byers, a member of 2 PPCLI was killed on Sept 18, 2006 by a suicide bomber who attacked his patrol in Afghanistan.

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