Warrant Officer with 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, based in Petawawa, Ontario. Aged 39. Survived by his wife Kelly-Ann Dove; his three sons Richard, Rodney and Jamie; stepdaughter Kirstyn; mother Maureen (Evans) Nolan; two sisters and their families, grandmother Beatrice Evans; and numerous extended family. Predeceased by father Richard Joseph Nolan.
He was one of four Canadian soldiers killed and nine others wounded during heavy fighting as part of a major International Security Assistance Force air and ground offensive against Taliban insurgents approximately 15 km west of Kandahar City, Afghanistan.
WO Nolan was from Newfoundland but had lived in Ontario for the last 20 years. He had only been in Afghanistan six weeks when he was killed, but was a veteran peacekeeper who served in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Afghanistan on a previous tour. Both Rick and Kelly were serving six-month stints in Afghanistan, but were not posted to the same part of the country.
He was buried at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in his native Mount Pearl NL, a bedroom community southwest of St. John's, on September 14, 2006.
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- Added: 13 Oct 2006
- Find a Grave Memorial 16162287
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Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/16162287/richard-francis-nolan : accessed ), memorial page for WO Richard Francis Nolan (27 Jul 1967–3 Sep 2006), Find a Grave Memorial ID 16162287, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Mount Pearl, Avalon Peninsula Census Division, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada ; Maintained by Milou (contributor 46858724) .