Trooper Mark Wilson
Trooper Mark Andrew Wilson was born in London, Ontario on 15 December 1966. He received a diploma from Sir Sandford Fleming College in 1987 as a Parks and Recreation Technician.
He joined the Canadian Forces in December 2003 and prior to reporting to The Royal Canadian Dragoons in March 2005, attended training at the Canadian Forces Fleet School in Esquimalt, British Columbia, the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School in St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Quebec, and the Armour School in Oromocto, New Brunswick. Trooper Wilson's deployment to Afghanistan was his first operational tour.
Despite his short period of service with the Regiment, Trooper Wilson demonstrated that he was a dedicated, knowledgeable, and energetic soldier who was always willing to assist others.
He continuously aspired to develop his skills and abilities as a soldier, driver and gunner. Trooper Wilson was qualified as a LAV Coyote 25mm gunner and Remote Weapons Systems gunner on the Nyala, as well as a LAV Coyote Driver.
Mature, approachable, and well respected by his peers and supervisors alike, Trooper Wilson is survived by his wife Dawn, and his two children, Joshua and Benjamin.