|Rank||Private First Class U.S. Army|
|Date of Death||May 29 1952|
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Private First Class Canavan was awarded the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Private First Class Canavan was a member of Company A, 13th Engineer Combat Battalion, 7th Infantry Division. He contracted Hemorrhagic Fever and was evacuated to the 8228th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) where he died on May 29, 1952.