Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Matthew Jonathan McCully

In memory of:

Corporal Matthew Jonathan McCully

May 25, 2007

West of Kandahar City, Afghanistan

Military Service






Communications and Electronics Branch


2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signals


Sacrifice Medal (Posthumous)

Additional Information


April 11, 1982
Orangeville, Ontario

Son of Valerie Mary McCully and Ron McCully. Brother of Shannon McGrady.

Commemorated on Page 225 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Ontario, 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. McCully. 

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 A. McLeod, Designer
  • Photo of Mathew McCully– Corporal Matthew McCully was killed on Friday May 25, 2007 by an improvised explosive device, while conducting a joint Afghan-Canadian foot patrol close to the village of Nalgham, approximately 35 km west of Kandahar City. Corporal McCully was a member of 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signals Squadron.  Photo: Canadian Forces Image Gallery

Caporal Matthew McCully a été tué Vendredi le 25 mai 2007  par un engin explosif improvisé alors qu'il participait à une patrouille à pied en compagnie de membres des forces afghanes près du village de Nalgham, à environ 35 km à l'ouest de Kandahar. L'unité d'appartenance du Caporal McCully était le Quartier général et Escadron de Transmissions du 2e Groupe-brigade mécanisé du Canada. Photo: Banque d'images des Forces canadiennes

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