Corporal Ainsworth Dyer 1977 - 2002
Soldier, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, Killed in Afghanistan
Plaque located at: 203 Sackville Green, Toronto, ON, Canada
Corporal Dyer grew up in Regent Park. He became a member of the Edmonton-based battalion of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. After joining the 5 Platoon in 1998, he quickly developed into a mature and responsible soldier. Always looking to challenge himself, he trained for the Mountain Man competition, the blood and guts of the light infantry soldier. He also conquered the skies and became a paratrooper. His sense of adventure complemented his strong temperament.
Raised by his strict Jamaican grandmother, he had a strong sense of right from wrong.
Corporal Dyer was killed in action on April 17, 2002 during a night-time training exercise near Kandahar, Afghanistan.
He is described by his colleagues as a thoughtful leader, his own man, and one who had a strength of heart that was unparalleled.
Corporal Ainsworth Dyer was buried with full military honours in the Necropolis Cemetery in Cabbagetown.