Ainsworth Dyer was a paratrooper, and served in both the Balkans and Afghanistan.
Son of the late Paul and Agatha (née Dawkins) Dyer (2004 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother) of St. Laurent, Quebec. Brother of Carolyn. He enrolled with the Militia's 48th Highlanders of Canada as an Infantryman in February 1996 and transferred to the Regular Force on the 20th October 1997.
After completing Battle School, Cpl Dyer was posted to 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.
A plaque bearing the names of Sgt. Marc Léger, Cpl. Ainsworth Dyer, Pte. Richard Green and Pte Nathan Smith lies on a floodlit memorial beside the Canadian headquarters at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Corporal Dyer was commemorated in February, 2003 on the Rakkasan Memorial Wall at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.