Corporal Paul Davis
Corporal Paul Davis was born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia on 19 December 1977. He joined the Canadian Forces 30 January 1998 and, following infantry training, he was posted to 2 PPCLI, Winnipeg in August 1998.
Cpl Davis was employed as a rifleman and gained qualifications as a LAV III crew commander and gunner. Cpl Davis deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina on Operation Palladium from September 2000 to April 2001. He was a dedicated and professional soldier whose sense of humour and easy manner made him a pleasure to be around. Others were naturally drawn to this hard working and likable soldier.
Cpl Davis was with B Company and part of the 1 PPCLI Battle Group in Kandahar, Afghanistan when he was killed in vehicle accident on 2 March 2006. Paul Davis is survived by his loving wife, Melanie, children Julia and Malia, and parents Jim and Connie.