Corporal Ainsworth Dyer
Section D, Lot 1644
Born July 29, 1977 in Montreal, Québec, the son of the late Paul and Agatha (nee Dawkins) Dyer, Ainsworth Dyer grew up in Regent Park. Raised by his strict Jamaican grandmother, he had a strong sense of right from wrong. He enrolled with the Militia’s 48th Highlanders of Canada as an Infantryman in February 1996 and transferred to the Regular Force in October 1997. After completing Battle School, Cpl. Dyer was posted to the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, 3rd Battalion (3 PPCLI) in the spring of 1998, where he served as a Rifleman and deployed with 3 PPCLI on Operation Palladium to Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2000. Corporal Dyer died as a result of a friendly fire incident on April 17, 2002 during a night-time training exercise near Kandahar, while serving in Afghanistan. Corporal Ainsworth Dyer was buried with full military honours in the Toronto Necropolis.