Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Jonathan Sutherland Snyder

In memory of:

Captain Jonathan Sutherland Snyder

June 7, 2008

Zhari District, Afghanistan

Military Service






Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry


1st Battalion


Star of Military Valour (SMV) "Capt J. Snyder (Posthumous) For valourous actions and extraordinary courage under fire that saved the lives of dozens of Afghan and Canadians, Joint Task Force Afghanistan, 4 June 2008". Sacrifice Medal (Posthumous)

Additional Information


December 20, 1981

Son of David Boyd and Dorothy Ann Snyder. Fiancé of Megan Leigh Stewart.

Commemorated on Page 230 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:



OTTAWA (BEECHWOOD) CEMETERY contains 98 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 113 from the Second World War. Many of the graves are in the two veterans plots, where there is also a Cross of Sacrifice dedicated to all service casualties buried in the cemetery. The OTTAWA CREMATION MEMORIAL is in a shelter adjoining the newer of the veterans plots in the cemetery and commemorates 26 Second World War servicmen whose remains were cremated elsewhere in Canada and the U.S.A.

Digital Collection

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  • Plaque– This was the laser engraved granite plaque that we designed to mark the unfortunate passing of Captain John Snyder.  

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 Jonathan Sutherland Snyder– Granted by National Defense

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