Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Brian James Collier

In memory of:

Private Brian James Collier

July 20, 2010

Panjwa'i District, Afghanistan

Military Service






1 Combat Engineer Regiment


The Sacrifice Medal, The Chief of Defence Staff Commendation

Additional Information


July 6, 1986
Toronto, Ontario


December 6, 2007
Ottawa, Ontario

Son of James Edward and Carol L. Collier of Bradford, Ontario. Brother of Lauren, Shannon and Jennine Collier.

Commemorated on Page 238 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:


Digital Collection

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  • Plaque– This was the laser engraved granite plaque that we designed to mark the unfortunate passing of Sapper Collier.  

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
  • Memorial– A memorial tablet on a wall inside the Bradford West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre, a municipal complex of ice rinks and other recreational facilities, in Bradford, Ontario.  (Image taken by Gregory J. Barker of Barrie, Ontario, in 2012.)
  • Brian Collier Way– A street sign on Brian Collier Way, which runs between (and provides access to) the Bradford West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre and the Library and Cultural Centre, in Bradford, Ontario.  Depicted near the top of the sign are the Canadian Armed Forces' badge, a red Canadian maple leaf and the Canadian Military Engineers' badge.  (Image taken by Gregory J. Barker of Barrie, Ontario, in 2012.)
  • Grave Marker– Sapper Brian Collier's grave marker in Holy Martyrs Catholic Cemetery, Line 9, near Bradford, Ontario.  (Image taken by Gregory J. Barker of Barrie, Ontario, in 2013.)
  • Photo of Brian James Collier– Portrait of Sapper B.J. Collier, 1 Combat Engineer Regiment. (Image credit: Department of National Defence.)

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