Capt Matthew Johnathan Dawe

Capt Matthew Johnathan Dawe

Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada
Death 4 Jul 2007 (aged 27)
Kandahar, Afghanistan
Burial Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada
Plot Military Section
Memorial ID 20282693 View Source

Captain, commander of Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry based in Edmonton, Alberta. Aged 27, he was originally from Kingston, Ontario.

He was one of six Canadian soldiers, along with an Afghan interpreter, killed when their RG-31 Nyala armoured vehicle struck a massive roadside bomb approximately 20 km southwest of Kandahar City. The incident occurred while the soldiers were returning in a convoy to a forward-operating base in the Panjwaii-Zhari district after completing joint operations with the Afghan National Army.

Sixty-six Canadian soldiers and one diplomat have died since Canada first sent troops to Afghanistan in 2002.

Capt Dawe came from a military family and graduated at the top of his class at the Royal Military College. He was six weeks away from finishing his tour of duty and returning to his wife Tara and their two-year-old son. Also survived by his parents Reine and Peter Dawe Sr, and three older brothers Peter Jr, Philip and James.

Recipient of General Campaign Star,
Sacrifice Medal (posthumous)

Funeral service, with full military honours, held at The Kingston Military Community Sports Centre on July 14, 2007.

* Many thanks to grainne for her kindness in sponsoring this memorial!

*Thanks to Michael Moore for the grave photo

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