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Frank Robert Mellish

In memory of:

Warrant Officer Frank Robert Mellish

September 3, 2006
Kandahar City, Afghanistan

Military Service






The Royal Canadian Regiment


1st Battalion


Sacrifice Medal (posthumous), United Nations Force in Cyprus - (UNFICYP), United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR), NATO Operations in Somalia, Canadian Decoration (CD) Fomer Yugoslavia Bar, Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (CPSM), General Campaign Star (GCS), ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) bar

Tours of Duty - Cyprus, Somalia, Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan (twice)

Additional Information

Son of Barry and Sandra Lynne Mellish of Truro, Nova Scotia. Husband of Kendra Helen (née Stordy) Mellish. Father of Matthew and Koven Mellish. Warrant Officer Mellish served 18 years with the military and this was his seventh overseas deployment, the second to Afghanistan.

Commemorated on Page 221 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


Prince Edward Island, Canada

Grave Reference:

lot NO# 279

Digital Collection

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

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
  • Plane– As WO Frank Mellish started as an Air Cadet in PEI 1981,  this L-19 aircraft is named after him in Prince Edward Island Air Cadet Provincial League. Educating all future cadets of his sacrifice to country and others.
  • 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
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Frank Mellish– Warrant Officer Frank Robert Mellish, 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.
  • Group Photo– Picture of company in Combats

Location: Canadian Forces Base Petawawa 
Date: 1998 Operation PALLADIUM

Event: Bravo Company, 1 Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment pre-deployment photo

Reference Member: Warrant Officer Frank Robert Mellish, CD Age: 38 Home Town: Truro, Nova Scotia, Unit: 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ontario) Deceased: September 3, 2006. Incident: Ground offensive

His location in photo: 4 th row/rank, third person from the left (Starting on right hand side)

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