Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Francisco Oliver Gomez

In memory of:

Corporal Francisco Oliver Gomez

July 22, 2006

Kandahar, Afghanistan

Military Service


Age:

44

Force:

Army

Unit:

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

Division:

1st Battalion

Citation(s):

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

Additional Information


Born:

January 23, 1962

Enlistment:

July 16, 1984

Son of George and Joan Gomez of Edmonton, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 222 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

OTTAWA (BEECHWOOD) CEMETERY
Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

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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  • 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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