Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Richard Francis Nolan

In memory of:

Warrant Officer Richard Francis Nolan

September 3, 2006

Kandahar, Afghanistan

Military Service






The Royal Canadian Regiment


1st Battalion


Canadian Forces Decoration (CD), Sacrifice Medal (Posthumous)

Additional Information


July 27, 1967

Son of Maureen Agnus Nolan. Common-law of Kelly Anne Dove. Father of Richard Ryan, Jamie David and Rodney Thomas and stepdaughter Kristen. He arrived six weeks before his death, in Afghanistan. Served in Kosovo. Grew up in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland

Commemorated on Page 219 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Digital Collection

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  • Plaque– This was the laser engraved granite plaque that we designed to mark the unfortunate passing of WO Nolan.  

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
  • Photo of Richard Nolan– Warrant Officer Richard Francis Nolan, a member of 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment, based in Petawawa, Ontario was killed on September 3, 2006 fighting against Taliban insurgents approximately 15 km west of Kandahar City.

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