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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Francisco Oliver Gomez

In memory of:

Corporal Francisco Oliver Gomez

July 22, 2006
Kandahar, Afghanistan

Military Service






Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry


1st Battalion


Special Service Medal (SSM), Sacrifice Medal (Posthumous), Canadian Forces Decoration (CD),

Additional Information


January 23, 1962


July 16, 1984

Son of George and Joan Gomez of Edmonton, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 222 of the In the Service of Canada (1947 - 2014) Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Ontario, Canada

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OTTAWA (BEECHWOOD) CEMETERY contains 98 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 113 from the Second World War. Many of the graves are in the two veterans plots, where there is also a Cross of Sacrifice dedicated to all service casualties buried in the cemetery. The OTTAWA CREMATION MEMORIAL is in a shelter adjoining the newer of the veterans plots in the cemetery and commemorates 26 Second World War servicmen whose remains were cremated elsewhere in Canada and the U.S.A.

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  • Plaque– This was the laser engraved granite plaque that we designed to mark the unfortunate passing of Cpl. Gomez.  It was originally displayed at the Kandahar Cenotaph from the date of his passing - and was repatriated to Canada in 2014.  Today, it can be seen at the Afghanistan War Memorial located at National Defence Headquarters in Kanata, On.  

Rod McLeod, Artist
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Francisco Gomez– Corporal Francisco Gomez of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry based in Edmonton, Alberta was one of two Canadian soldiers killed on July 22, 2006 when a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle packed with explosives into their convoy approximately 5 kilometres west of Kandahar City on Highway One. Cpl. Gomez was travelling in a combat service support convoy that was returning to Kandahar Airfield after successful operations in Helmand and Kandahar provinces. Eight other Canadian soldiers were injured in the same incident.

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