Master Corporal Francis Roy
Master Corporal Francis Roy, 32, died at a forward operating base in Kandahar City on 25 June 2011.
MCpl Roy’s fellow soldiers discovered his body. A military investigation concluded that MCpl Roy, a transport specialist, died of "non-combat related wounds."
A member of the Canadian Special Operations Regiment based at CFB Petawawa, MCpl Roy died with only ten days left in Canada’s combat mission during his second overseas tour. MCpl Roy’s first overseas tour took place in 2009. He was stationed at Canada’s staging base, Camp Mirage, in Dubai.
MCpl Roy was born on 1 November 1979. He began his service in 2001 with the Canadian Armed Forces as an infantry soldier with the Quebec-based Royal 22 e Régiment. He volunteered to join Canada’s special forces as a logistician in 2007.
Brigadier-General Dean Milner, commanding officer of the Canadian contingent, said MCpl Roy was avid fisherman and runner. Milner added that MCpl Roy also loved classic cars. MCpl Roy mother, Rosanne Roy, lives in Ste. Angele de Merici, Quebec, while his spouse, Melanie Tremblay lives in Petawawa, Ontario.