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CPL Matthew Jonathan McCully

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CPL Matthew Jonathan McCully

  • Birth 11 Apr 1982 Orangeville, Dufferin County, Ontario, Canada
  • Death 25 May 2007 Kandahar, Afghanistan
  • Burial Orangeville, Dufferin County, Ontario, Canada
  • Memorial ID 19522578


Corporal, a signals operator with 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signals Squadron based in Petawawa, Ontario. Age 25. Born in Orangeville ON, he joined the Canadian Forces five years earlier and was serving his second tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Cpl McCully was killed when he stepped on an improvised explosive device while on foot patrol near the village of Nalgham, approximately 35 km west of Kandahar City. Another Canadian soldier and an Afghan interpreter were injured in the attack. They were members of the Operational Mentoring and Liaison Team (OMLT) which helps train members of the Afghan National Army in battle logistics.

He is survived by his mother Valerie McGrady and stepfather Neal Weise; father Ron and stepmother Michelle; sister Shannon, brother Daniel, and other family members.

Cpl McCully is the 55th Canadian soldier to be killed in combat in Afghanistan since 2002.

Funeral service with full military honours was held May 31, 2007 at Tweedsmuir Presbyterian Church in Orangeville.

*Thanks to Laurie P for the grave photo


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  • Created by: Milou
  • Added: 25 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19522578
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPL Matthew Jonathan McCully (11 Apr 1982–25 May 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19522578, citing Forest Lawn Cemetery, Orangeville, Dufferin County, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Milou (contributor 46858724) .