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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Jefferson Clifford Francis

In memory of:

Captain Jefferson Clifford Francis

July 4, 2007
Kandahar, Afghanistan

Military Service






Royal Canadian Horse Artillery


1st Regiment


Sacrifice Medal (Posthumous)

Additional Information


November 11, 1970
New Brunswick


September 7, 2001
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Son of Russel Francis and Marion Murray of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Brother of Mica Francis of Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

Husband of Sylvie Secours and father of Ry Logan Secours-Francis of Ottawa, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 226 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.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Jefferson Francis– Captain Jefferson Francis of 1 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery(1 RCHA), was killed on 4 July, 2007 along with 5 other CF members and one Afghan interpreter, when the vehicle they were traveling in struck an improvised explosive device, approximately 20km south-west of Kandahar City. 1 RCHA is based out of Shilo, Manitoba. 
Photo: Canadian Forces Image Gallery
  • Plaque– This was the laser engraved granite plaque that we designed to mark the unfortunate passing of Capt. Francis.

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 A. McLeod, Designer
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial

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