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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Andrew James Eykelenboom

In memory of:

Corporal Andrew James Eykelenboom

August 11, 2006

Spin Boldak, Afghanistan

Military Service






1 Field Ambulance


Medal of Sacrifice (posthumous)

Additional Information


November 3, 1982

Son of Hans and Maureen Eykelenboom of Comox, British Columbia. Brother of Steven and Gordon Eykelenboom.

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


British Columbia, Canada

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Digital Collection

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  • Plaque– This was the laser engraved granite plaque that we designed to mark the unfortunate passing of Cpl Eyklenboom.  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 Andrew James Eykelenboom– Corporal Andrew James Eykelenboom was killed by a suicide bomber in a vehicle attack near the town of Spin Boldak, approximately 100 km southeast of Kandahar City.  Photo:  Canadian Forces Image Gallery
  • Funeral Service– Funeral service for Corporal Andrew James Eykelenboom held on August 19, 2006 at Comox, British Columbia.  CF Photo by Private (Pte) Kelly Mitton, 19 Wing Comox

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