Remembrance Sunday Special: First member of armed forces in Iraq to die

L/BDR Llywelyn Evans, 24, Royal Artillery, killed in helicopter June 2004
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Llywelyn was member of 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, and the youngest of the eight who died in a helicopter crash south of the Kuwait border, 21 March 2003.

"Welly", as he was know to his friends, died when a US marine Sea Knight helicopter crashed at midnight with both US and UK personnel aboard. Four US aircrew died together with the British commandos. Some 2,000 people gathered at his native north Wales town's seafront cenotaph on the remembrance Sunday after he died to dedicate a plaque bearing his name.

Tribute: Gordon Evans, his father: "On behalf of my whole family, I wish to say that we are all devastated by the loss of our son Llywelyn Karl Evans. While we are deeply saddened, we are, and always will be, proud of him. We would like to thank all of the family, friends and local people for their flowers and messages of support. This has given us great strength."

FIRST TO DIE IN HOSTILITIES IN AFGHANISTAN

PTE JONATHAN KITULAGODA, 23, ROYAL MARINES, KILLED IN KABUL, 28 JANUARY 2004

Jonathan was a student from Plymouth and a member of the Rifle Volunteers, a Territorial Army battalion.

He was serving in Kabul when he was killed with four others in a suspected suicide attack. The attack happened near a military base in the Afghan capital early in the morning. British troops were driving in lightly protected Land Rovers, on a main road in the city's eastern suburbs, behind a taxi containing a suspected suicide bomber armed with at least 200lb of explosives. As the lead driver overtook the taxi, it blew up.

Tribute: Lt-Col Ian Blewett, commanding officer of the Rifle Volunteers, said: "He was a young man of 23 who played a full and professional role as a TA infantryman, and was a popular and committed member. Together with his fellow soldiers, he volunteered for duty in Afghanistan, helping the efforts to bring peace and help ordinary Afghanis forge a better society."

YOUNGEST MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES TO DIE IN IRAQ

PTE ANDREW KELLY, 18, 3 PARA, KILLED IN SHOOTING ACCIDENT, 6 MAY 2004

Andrew died three days after getting what was described as his "dream posting" with the Paras in Basra. He accidentally shot himself in the groin while cleaning his SA80 rifle with the safety catch left off and suffered a brain haemorrhage.

Tributes: Helen Yallop, his mother, said: "Andrew's loss is deeply felt by all the family. We are devastated. He was a wonderful, fearless and confident son, always well-mannered, and who, even as a young boy, desired only to be a Para. He turned 18 on 9 March [2004], and within days was on his way to the Gulf.

"Even at school in Tavistock he was single-minded about an army career, knowing it would fulfil his ambitions for travel and sport."

Lt-Col Matthew Lowe, 3rd Battalion's commanding officer, said: "He was a young man full of energy and life with a long career in the Parachute Regiment ahead of him. He had just started to make new friends and settle down into post-war operations."

FIRST WOMAN TO DIE IN THE 'WAR ON TERROR'

FLT LT SARAH-JAYNE MULVIHILL, 32, KILLED IN HELICOPTER CRASH, 6 MAY 2006

Sarah-Jayne came from Canterbury, Kent, and was Flight Operations Officer stationed at Royal Air Force Benson in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.

She was killed when a Lynx helicopter crashed in Basra City, and was one of five British personnel to die in the incident. It is believed that the helicopter was brought down by a "lucky hit" from a rocket-propelled grenade. The missile is thought to have been fired from a Russian-made weapon that could have been operated with minimal training. If this is the case, then the attack will have been the first shooting-down of a British military helicopter in southern Iraq.

Tribute: Her husband, Lee, said: "Sarah was my best friend and my most beloved wife. She was also an adored daughter and sister, highly loved and respected by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

"Her loss has greatly affected and impacted on more people than anyone can comprehend."

THE YOUNGEST SOLDIER TO DIE IN AFGHANISTAN

PTE ANDREW CUTTS, 19, 13 AIR ASSAULT SUPPORT REGIMENT, SHOT 6 AUGUST 2006

Andrew was from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. He died after he was shot by a Taliban sniper while riding as a jeep gunner in northern Helmand province.

He had been among 30 soldiers picked to act as "runners" - a high-profile role designed to attract enemy attention. Although the gunner on a jeep is the most exposed role of the three-man crew, Andrew had insisted this was the job he wanted to do.

Tributes: Jeanne Cutts, his mother, said: "The family is so proud of him. He was the life and soul. Every Friday, the house was full of his mates. He was loving, reliable and caring and always there for other people."

Twin brother James, older by two minutes, said: "It feels like it isn't true. We were very close and did everything together. I joined the Army because of him."

His fiancee, Janine, said: "He was my sunshine. I'm upset but I am proud of him fighting for his country."

FIRST BRITISH MUSLIM TO BE KILLED IN THE 'WAR ON TERROR'

L/CPL JABRON HASHMI, 3 PARA BATTLEGROUP, KILLED IN HELMAND, 1 JULY 2006

Jabron, who came from Birmingham, died with Cpl Peter Thorpe in a rocket attack during clashes with Taliban forces in Sangin, Helmand Province.

His brother, Zeeshan, 27, told how joining the Army had been Jabron's dream. He said: "We used to play soldiers as children. He always wanted to be a commando. He had the character for it and was passionate about the British Army."

Jabron had hoped his background as a Muslim Briton of Pakistani origin would help foster a greater understanding of his religion in the Army.

Tribute: his family said: "He felt privileged to represent the Army as a Muslim British Pakistani who wanted to use his background and position to contribute at a time when there is a lack of understanding of cultures, ideologies and religious identities."

Reporting team: Nkosazana Zuma, Lara Woods and David Collins

PRIVATE DARREN JOHN GEORGE, OF THE ROYAL ANGLIAN REGIMENT, DIED IN AN ACCIDENT DURING A SECURITY PATROL IN AFGHANISTAN, 9 APRIL 2002. SERGEANT ROBERT BUSUTTIL AND CORPORAL JOHN GREGORY, BOTH AGED 30, DIED FROM GUNSHOT WOUNDS IN AFGHANISTAN, 17 AUGUST 2002. COLOUR SERGEANT JOHN CECIL, 35, ROYAL MARINES, UK LANDING FORCE COMMAND SUPPORT GROUP, HELICOPTER CRASH IN SOUTH IRAQ, 21 MARCH 2003. LANCE BOMBARDIER LLYWELYN EVANS, 24, 29 COMMANDO REGIMENT ROYAL ARTILLERY, HELICOPTER CRASH SOUTH OF KUWAIT BORDER, 21 MARCH 2003. CAPTAIN PHILIP STUART GUY, 29, ROYAL MARINES, HELICOPTER CRASH SOUTH OF KUWAIT BORDER, 21 MARCH 2003. MARINE SHOLTO HEDENSKOG, 26, ROYAL MARINES, HELICOPTER CRASH SOUTH OF KUWAIT BORDER, 21 MARCH 2003. SERGEANT LES HEHIR, 34, 29 COMMANDO REGIMENT ROYAL ARTILLERY, HELICOPTER CRASH SOUTH OF KUWAIT BORDER, 21 MARCH 2003. OPERATOR MECHANIC (COMMUNICATIONS) SECOND CLASS IAN SEYMOUR RN, 29, 148 COMMANDO BATTERY ROYAL ARTILLERY, HELICOPTER CRASH SOUTH OF KUWAIT BORDER, 21 MARCH 2003. WARRANT OFFICER SECOND CLASS MARK, 39, ROYAL MARINES, HELICOPTER CRASH SOUTH OF KUWAIT BORDER, 21 MARCH 2003. MAJOR JASON WARD, 34, ROYAL MARINES, UK LANDING FORCE COMMAND SUPPORT GROUP, HELICOPTER CRASH SOUTH OF KUWAIT BORDER, 21 MARCH 2003. LIEUTENANT PHILIP GREEN RN, 30, 849 SQUADRON, RNAS CULDROSE, HELICOPTER ACCIDENT OVER NORTHERN ARABIAN GULF, 22 MARCH 2003. LIEUTENANT ANTONY KING RN, 35, 849 SQUADRON, RNAS CULDROSE, HELICOPTER ACCIDENT OVER NORTHERN ARABIAN GULF, 22 MARCH 2003. LIEUTENANT MARC LAWRENCE RN, 26, 849 SQUADRON, RNAS CULDROSE, HELICOPTER ACCIDENT OVER NORTHERN ARABIAN GULF, 22 MARCH 2003. LIEUTENANT PHILIP WEST RN, 32, 849 SQUADRON, RNAS CULDROSE, HELICOPTER ACCIDENT OVER NORTHERN ARABIAN GULF, 22 MARCH 2003. LIEUTENANT JAMES WILLIAMS RN, 849 SQUADRON, RNAS CULDROSE, HELICOPTER ACCIDENT OVER NORTHERN ARABIAN GULF, 22 MARCH 2003. LIEUTENANT ANDREW WILSON RN, 36 ,849 SQUADRON, RNAS CULDROSE, HELICOPTER ACCIDENT OVER NORTHERN ARABIAN GULF, 22 MARCH 2003. FLIGHT LIEUTENANT KEVIN BARRY MAIN, PILOT, IX (B) SQUADRON, FRIENDLY FIRE INCIDENT, KUWAIT BORDER, 23 MARCH 2003. FLIGHT LIEUTENANT DAVID RHYS WILLIAMS, NAVIGATOR, IX (B) SQUADRON, FRIENDLY FIRE INCIDENT, KUWAIT BORDER, 23 MARCH 2003. SAPPER LUKE ALLSOPP, 24, 33 ENGINEER REGIMENT (EOD), KILLED SOUTHERN IRAQ, 23 MARCH 2003. STAFF SERGEANT SIMON CULLINGWORTH, 36, 33 ENGINEER REGIMENT (EOD), KILLED IN ATTACK ON MILITARY CONVOY SOUTHERN IRAQ, 23 MARCH 2003. LANCE CORPORAL BARRY STEPHEN, 31, 1ST BATTALION THE BLACK WATCH, KILLED ON OPERATION NEAR BASRA, 24 MARCH 2003. SERGEANT STEVEN ROBERTS, 33, 2ND ROYAL TANK REGIMENT, SHOT BY IRAQI DISSIDENTS NEAR BASRA, 24 MARCH 2003. CORPORAL STEPHEN ALLBUTT, 35, QUEEN'S ROYAL LANCERS, KILLED IN ACCIDENTAL TANK CRASH IN IRAQ, 25 MARCH 2003. TROOPER DAVID CLARKE ,19, QUEEN'S ROYAL LANCERS, TANK CRASH IN IRAQ, 25 MARCH 2003. LANCE CORPORAL OF HORSE MATTY HULL, 25, HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY REGIMENT, ARMOURED VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN IRAQ, 28 MARCH 2003. LANCE-CORPORAL SHAUN BRIERLEY, 28, 212 SIGNAL SQUADRON, 1 (UK) ARMOURED DIVISION HQ & SIGNAL REGIMENT, TRAFFIC ACCIDENT, KUWAIT, 30 MARCH 2003. MARINE CHRISTOPHER MADDISON, 24, 9 ASSAULT SQUADRON ROYAL MARINES, RIVER PATROL AMBUSH IN BASRA, 30 MARCH 2003. MAJOR STEVE BALLARD, 33, 3 COMMANDO BRIGADE, ROYAL MARINES, NATURAL CAUSES, 30 MARCH 2003. STAFF SERGEANT CHRIS MUIR, 32, ARMY SCHOOL OF AMMUNITION, ROYAL LOGISTIC CORPS, BOMB DISPOSAL ATTEMPT IN SOUTHERN IRAQ, 31 MARCH 2003. LANCE-CORPORAL KARL SHEARER, HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY REGIMENT, ARMOURED VEHICLE CRASH IN IRAQ. LIEUTENANT ALEXANDER TWEEDIE, 25, HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY REGIMENT, DIED IN HOSPITAL IN THE UK AFTER SUSTAINING INJURIES IN IRAQ, 1 APRIL 2003. FUSILIER KELAN TURRINGTON, 18, ROYAL REGIMENT OF FUSILIERS, 1ST BATTALION IRISH GUARDS, KILLED IN ACTION DURING AN ARMED PUSH INTO BASRA, 6 APRIL 2003. LANCE CORPORAL IAN MALONE, 28, 1ST BATTALION, IRISH GUARDS, KILLED BY SNIPER FIRE IN BASRA, 6 APRIL 2003. PIPER CHRISTOPHER MUZVURU, 21, 1ST BATTALION, IRISH GUARDS, KILLED BY SNIPER FIRE IN BASRA, 6 APRIL 2003. LANCE-CORPORAL JAMES MCCUE, 27, 7 AIR ASSAULT BATTALION, REME, UNEXPLAINED EXPLOSION IN SOUTHERN IRAQ, 30 APRIL 2003. PRIVATE ANDREW KELLY, 18, 3RD BATTALION, THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT, SHOOTING ACCIDENT IN IRAQ, 6 MAY 2003. GUNNER DUNCAN PRITCHARD, 22, RAF REGIMENT, DIED IN HOSPITAL IN UK FROM ACCIDENT INJURIES SUSTAINED IN IRAQ, 8 MAY 2003.CORPORAL DAVID SHEPHERD, 34, RAF POLICEMAN, NATURAL CAUSES, KUWAIT, 19 MAY 2003. MR LEONARD HARVEY, 55, DEFENCE FIRE SERVICE, DIED IN HOSPITAL UK AFTER FALL IN THE GULF, 22 MAY 2003. SERGEANT SIMON HAMILTON-JEWELL, 41, ROYAL MILITARY POLICEMEN, KILLED IN A MOB ATTACK AT AL MAJAR AL KABIR, 24 JUNE 2003. CORPORAL RUSSELL ASTON, 30, ROYAL MILITARY POLICEMEN, KILLED IN A MOB ATTACK AT AL MAJAR AL KABIR, 24 JUNE 2003. CORPORAL PAUL LONG, 24, ROYAL MILITARY POLICEMEN, KILLED IN A MOB ATTACK AT AL MAJAR AL KABIR, 24 JUNE 2003. CORPORAL SIMON MILLER, 21, ROYAL MILITARY POLICEMEN, KILLED IN A MOB ATTACK AT AL MAJAR AL KABIR, 24 JUNE 2003. LANCE-CORPORAL BENJAMIN HYDE, 23, ROYAL MILITARY POLICEMEN, KILLED IN A MOB ATTACK AT AL MAJAR AL KABIR, 24 JUNE 2003. LANCE-CORPORAL THOMAS KEYS, 20, ROYAL MILITARY POLICEMEN, KILLED IN A MOB ATTACK AT AL MAJAR AL KABIR, 24 JUNE 2003. CAPTAIN JAMES LINTON, 43, 40 FIELD REGIMENT, ROYAL ARTILLERY, DIED SOUTHERN IRAQ, 18 JULY 2003. PRIVATE JASON SMITH, 32, 52ND LOWLAND REGIMENT, COLLAPSED AND DIED DURING A TRAINING RUN IN SOUTHERN IRAQ, 13 AUGUST 2003. CAPTAIN DAVID JONES, 29, QUEEN'S LANCASHIRE REGIMENT, BOMB ATTACK ON A MILITARY AMBULANCE IN BASRA, 14 AUGUST 2003. MAJOR MATTHEW TITCHENER, 32, 150 PROVOST COMPANY, KILLED IN AN ATTACK ON MILITARY VEHICLES IN BASRA, 23 AUGUST 2003. COMPANY SERGEANT MAJOR COLIN WALL, 34, 150 PROVOST COMPANY, ATTACK ON MILITARY VEHICLES IN BASRA, 23 AUGUST 2003. CORPORAL DEWI PRITCHARD, 35, 116 PROVOST COMPANY, ATTACK ON MILITARY VEHICLES IN BASRA, 23 AUGUST 2003. FUSILIER RUSSELL BEESTON, 26, 52ND LOWLAND REGIMENT, KILLED SOUTHERN IRAQ, 27 AUGUST 2003. SERGEANT JOHN NIGHTINGALE, 32, 217 TRANSPORT SQUADRON, FIREARM ACCIDENT IN BASRA, 23 SEPTEMBER 2003. CORPORAL IAN PLANK, 31, ROYAL MARINES, ENEMY GUNFIRE IN IRAQ, 31 OCTOBER 2003. PRIVATE RYAN THOMAS, 18, ROYAL REGIMENT OF WALES, TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN BASRA, 6 NOVEMBER 2003. MAJOR JAMES STENNER, 30, WELSH GUARDS, TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN BAGHDAD, 1 JANUARY 2004. SERGEANT NORMAN PATTERSON, 28, CHESHIRE REGIMENT, TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN BAGHDAD, 1 JANUARY 2004. LANCE CORPORAL ANDREW JAMES CRAW, 21, ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS, ACCIDENT ON A TRAINING RANGE NEAR BASRA, 7 JANUARY 2004. RIFLEMAN VINCENT CALVIN WINDSOR, 23, ROYAL GREEN JACKETS, TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN AL AMARAH, 21 JANUARY 2004. PRIVATE JONATHAN KITULAGODA, 23, TERRITORIAL ARMY, KILLED BY SUICIDE BOMBER, KABUL, 28 JANUARY 2004. SAPPER ROBERT THOMSON, 22, ROYAL ENGINEERS, 'TRAGIC ACCIDENT' IN BASRA, 31 JANUARY 2004. CORPORAL RICHARD THOMAS DAVID IVELL, 29, ROYAL ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERS, VEHICLE ACCIDENT AT SHAIBAH LOGISTICS BASE IN SOUTHERN IRAQ, 12 FEBRUARY 2004. FUSILIER GORDON CAMPBELL GENTLE, 19, ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIERS, IMPROVISED BOMB ATTACK ON BRITISH MILITARY VEHICLES IN BASRA, 29 JUNE 2004. FLIGHT LIEUTENANT KRISTIAN MICHEL ALEXANDER GOVER, 30, 33 SQUADRON RAF, HELICOPTER ACCIDENT AT BASRA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, 19 JULY 2004. PRIVATE CHRISTOPHER GORDON RAYMENT, 22, PRINCESS OF WALES' ROYAL REGIMENT, 'TRAGIC ACCIDENT' AT AL AMARAH, 4 AUGUST 2004. PRIVATE LEE MARTIN O'CALLAGHAN, 20, PRINCESS OF WALES' ROYAL REGIMENT, ATTACK BY INSURGENTS IN BASRA, 9 AUGUST 2004. PRIVATE MARC FERNS, 21, BLACK WATCH, IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE ATTACK IN BASRA, 12 AUGUST 2004. LANCE CORPORAL PAUL DAVID TREVOR THOMAS, THE LIGHT INFANTRY, 29, KILLED IN ACTION, 17 AUGUST 2004. FUSILIER STEPHEN JONES, 22, THE ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS, TRAFFIC ACCIDENT SOUTH OF AL AMARAH, 10 SEPTEMBER 2004. CORPORAL MARC TAYLOR, 27, ROYAL ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERS, AMBUSH OF BRITISH MILITARY VEHICLES, OUTSKIRTS OF BASRA, 28 SEPTEMBER 2004. GUNNER DAVID LAWRENCE, 25, ROYAL ARTILLERY, AMBUSH OF BRITISH MILITARY VEHICLES, OUTSKIRTS OF BASRA, 28 SEPTEMBER 2004. PRIVATE KEVIN THOMAS MCHALE, 27, BLACK WATCH, TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN NORTH BABIL PROVINCE, 29 OCTOBER 2004. STAFF SERGEANT DENISE MICHELLE ROSE, 34, ROYAL MILITARY POLICE, GUNSHOT WOUND, 31 OCTOBER 2004. PRIVATE SCOTT WILLIAM MCARDLE, 22, BLACK WATCH, KILLED IN A SUICIDE CAR-BOMB ATTACK ON A VEHICLE CHECKPOINT, 4 NOVEMBER 2004. SERGEANT STUART ROBERT TENNANT GRAY, 31, BLACK WATCH, KILLED, BY A SUICIDE CAR-BOMB ATTACK ON A VEHICLE CHECKPOINT, 4 NOVEMBER 2004. PRIVATE PAUL AITKEN, 19, BLACK WATCH, KILLED BY A SUICIDE CAR-BOMB ATTACK ON A VEHICLE CHECKPOINT, 4 NOVEMBER 2004. PRIVATE PITA TUKUTUKUWAGA, 27, BLACK WATCH, KILLED WHEN HIS WARRIOR ARMOURED VEHICLE WAS HIT BY A ROADSIDE BOMB, 8 NOVEMBER 2004. SERGEANT PAUL CONNOLLY, 33, ROYAL AND ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERS, GUNSHOT WOUND WITHIN THE CONFINES OF SHAIBAH LOGISTIC BASE, 26 DECEMBER 2004. ACTING LANCE CORPORAL STEVEN JONES, 25, RAF, DIED IN A HERCULES CRASH NORTH-WEST OF BAGHDAD, 30 JANUARY 2005. CORPORAL DAVID WILLIAMS, 37, RAF, HERCULES CRASH NORTH-WEST OF BAGHDAD, 30 JANUARY 2005. SERGEANT ROBERT O'CONNOR, 38, RAF, HERCULES CRASH NORTH-WEST OF BAGHDAD, 30 JANUARY 2005. FLIGHT SERGEANT MARK GIBSON, 34, RAF, HERCULES CRASH NORTH-WEST OF BAGHDAD, 30 JANUARY 2005. CHIEF TECHNICIAN RICHARD BROWN, 40, RAF, HERCULES CRASH NORTH-WEST OF BAGHDAD, 30 JANUARY 2005. MASTER ENGINEER GARY NICHOLSON, 42 RAF, HERCULES CRASH NORTH-WEST OF BAGHDAD, 30 JANUARY 2005. FLIGHT PAUL PARDOEL, 35, RAF, HERCULES CRASH NORTH-WEST OF BAGHDAD, 30 JANUARY 2005. FLIGHT LIEUTENANT ANDREW SMITH, 25, RAF, HERCULES CRASH NORTH-WEST OF BAGHDAD, 30 JANUARY 2005. FLIGHT LIEUTENANT DAVID STEAD, 35, RAF, HERCULES CRASH NORTH-WEST OF BAGHDAD, 30 JANUARY 2005. SQUADRON LEADER PATRICK MARSHALL, 39, RAF, HERCULES CRASH NORTH-WEST OF BAGHDAD, 30 JANUARY 2005. PRIVATE MARK DOBSON 41, THE TYNE-TEES REGIMENT, FOUND DEAD IN ACCOMMODATION AT BASRA, 28 MARCH 2005. GUARDSMAN ANTHONY JOHN WAKEFIELD, 24, 1ST BATTALION THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS, DIED FROM WOUNDS SUSTAINED DURING A ROUTINE PATROL IN AL AMARAH, 2 MAY 2005. LANCE-CORPORAL ALAN BRACKENBURY, 21, THE KING'S ROYAL HUSSARS, ROADSIDE BOMB ATTACK TO THE SOUTH OF AL AMARAH, 29 MAY 2005. SIGNALLER PAUL WILLIAM DIDSBURY,18, 21 SIGNAL REGIMENT (AIR SUPPORT), DIED IN BASRA, 29 JUNE 2005. PRIVATE LEON SPICER, 26, THE 1ST BATTALION STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT, KILLED WHEN A PATROL OF THREE VEHICLES WAS HIT BY AN IMPROVISED BOMB IN AL-AMARAH, 16 JULY 2005. SECOND LIEUTENANT RICHARD SHEARER, 26, THE 1ST BATTALION STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT, KILLED WHEN A PATROL OF THREE VEHICLES WAS HIT BY A ROADSIDE BOMB IN AL-AMARAH 16 JULY 2005. PRIVATE PHILLIP HEWETT, 21, THE 1ST BATTALION STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT, KILLED WHEN A PATROL OF THREE VEHICLES WAS ENGAGED BY AN IMPROVISED BOMB IN AL-AMARAH, 16 JULY 2005. FUSILIER DONAL ANTHONY MEADE, 20, 2ND BATTALION, THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF FUSILIERS, DIED FROM WOUNDS SUSTAINED DURING A PATROL NEAR AZ ZUBAYR, BASRA PROVINCE, 5 SEPTEMBER 2005. FUSILIER STEPHEN ROBERT MANNING, 22, 2ND BATTALION, THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF FUSILIERS, DIED FROM WOUNDS SUSTAINED DURING A PATROL NEAR AZ ZUBAYR, BASRA PROVINCE, 5 SEPTEMBER 2005. MAJOR MATTHEW BACON, 34, STAFF OFFICER WITH THE HEADQUARTERS OF MULTI-NATIONAL DIVISION (SOUTH EAST), IMPROVISED BOMB IN BASRA CITY, 11 SEPTEMBER 2005. CAPTAIN KEN MASTERS, 40, SPECIAL INVESTIGATION BRANCH OF THE ROYAL MILITARY POLICE, BODY DISCOVERED IN HIS ACCOMMODATION IN BASRA, 15 OCTOBER 2005. SERGEANT CHRIS HICKEY, 1ST BATTALION OF THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS, ROADSIDE BOMB IN BASRA, 18 OCTOBER 2005. LANCE-CORPORAL STEVEN SHERWOOD, 23, OF THE 1ST BATTALION, THE ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE, BERKSHIRE AND WILTSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY, KILLED BY HOSTILE ACTION, MAZAR-E-SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN, 29 OCTOBER 2005. SERGEANT JOHN JONES, 30, 1ST BATTALION, ROYAL REGIMENT OF FUSILIERS, DIED FROM INJURIES SUSTAINED FROM A ROADSIDE BOMB IN BASRA, 20 NOVEMBER 2005. LANCE-CORPORAL ALLAN DOUGLAS, 22, 1ST BATTALION, THE ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS, SHOT ON A ROUTINE PATROL IN AL AMARAH, 30 JANUARY 2006. CORPORAL GORDON ALEXANDER PRITCHARD, 31, THE ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS, VEHICLE HIT BY A ROADSIDE BOMB, 31 JANUARY 2006. TROOPER CARL JOSEPH SMITH, 23, 9TH/12TH ROYAL LANCERS, VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN ABU AL-KHASIB, SOUTH OF BASRA, 2 FEBRUARY 2006. CAPTAIN RICHARD HOLMES, 28, 2ND BATTALION, THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT, ROADSIDE BOMB EXPLOSION IN AL AMARAH, 28T FEBRUARY 2006. PRIVATE LEE ELLIS, 23, 2ND BATTALION, THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT, ROADSIDE BOMB EXPLOSION IN AL AMARAH, 28 FEBRUARY 2006. CORPORAL MARK CRIDGE, 25, 7 SIGNAL REGIMENT, DIED IN CAMP BASTION, AFGHANISTAN, 22 MARCH 2006. LANCE-CORPORAL PETER EDWARD CRADDOCK, 1ST BATTALION THE ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE, BERKSHIRE AND WILTSHIRE REGIMENT, TRAFFIC ACCIDENT, LASHKAR GAH, AFGHANISTAN, 27 MARCH 2006. LIEUTENANT RICHARD PALMER, 27, THE ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS, ROADSIDE BOMB EXPLOSION IN AD DAYR, 6 APRIL 2006. WING COMMANDER JOHN COXEN, 47, RAF, LYNX HELICOPTER CRASH IN BASRA CITY, 6 MAY 2006. LIEUTENANT COMMANDER DARREN CHAPMAN, 40, RN, LYNX HELICOPTER CRASH IN BASRA CITY, 6 MAY 2006. CAPTAIN DAVID DOBSON, 27, AAC, LYNX HELICOPTER CRASH IN BASRA CITY, 6 MAY 2006. MARINE PAUL COLLINS, 21, RN, LYNX HELICOPTER CRASH IN BASRA CITY, 6 MAY 2006. FLIGHT LIEUTENANT SARAH-JAYNE MULVIHILL, 32, RAF, LYNX HELICOPTER CRASH IN BASRA CITY, 6 MAY 2006. PRIVATE JOSEVA LEWAICEI, 25, 2ND BATTALION, THE ROYAL ANGLIAN REGIMENT, ROADSIDE BOMB IN BASRA CITY, 15 MAY 2006. PRIVATE ADAM MORRIS, 19, 2ND BATTALION, THE ROYAL ANGLIAN REGIMENT, ROADSIDE BOMB IN BASRA CITY, 15 MAY 2006. LIEUTENANT TOM MILDINHALL, 27, 1ST THE QUEEN'S DRAGOON GUARDS, ROADSIDE BOMB EXPLOSION IN THE AL JEZAIZAH DISTRICT OF NORTH WEST BASRA, 30 MAY 2006. LANCE-CORPORAL PAUL FARRELLY, 28, 1ST THE QUEEN'S DRAGOON GUARDS, ROADSIDE BOMB EXPLOSION IN THE AL JEZAIZAH DISTRICT OF NORTH WEST BASRA, 30 MAY 2006. CAPTAIN JIM PHILIPPSON, 29, OF 7 PARACHUTE REGIMENT ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY, FIREFIGHT, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN, 11 JUNE 2006. CAPTAIN DAVID PATTEN, 38, AND SERGEANT PAUL BARTLETT , 35, KILLED UNDER ENEMY FIRE, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN, 27 JUNE 2006. CORPORAL PETER THORPE, 26, AND LANCE CORPORAL JABRON HASHMI, FROM THE 3RD PARA BATTLEGROUP, KILLED FOLLOWING AN INCIDENT IN SANGIN, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN, 1 JULY 2006. PRIVATE DAMIEN JACKSON, 19, OF 3RD BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT, KILLED BY INSURGENT FORCES, 5 JULY 2006. CORPORAL JOHN JOHNSTON COSBY, 28, 1ST BATTALION THE DORSET AND DEVONSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY, GUNSHOT WOUNDS IN A SUBURB OF NORTH BASRA, 16 JULY 2006. CORPORAL MATTHEW CORNISH, 29, 1ST BATTALION THE LIGHT INFANTRY, MORTAR ATTACK ON A MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE BASE IN BASRA CITY, 1 AUGUST 2006. CAPTAIN ALEX EIDA, 2ND LIEUTENANT RALPH JOHNSON, 29, AND LANCE CORPORAL ROSS NICHOLLS, 27, BY INSURGENT FORCES, NORTHERN HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN, 1 AUGUST 2006. PRIVATE ANDREW BARRIE CUTTS, 19, SHOT BY TALIBAN SNIPER, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN 6 AUGUST 2006. PRIVATE LEIGH REEVES, 25, ROYAL LOGISTICS CORPS, TRAFFIC ACCIDENT, KABUL, AFGHANISTAN, 9 AUGUST 2006. LANCE-CORPORAL SEAN TANSEY, 26, HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY REGIMENT, ACCIDENT, NORTHERN HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN, 12 AUGUST 2006. CORPORAL BRYAN JAMES BUDD, 29, PARATROOPER, FIREFIGHT WITH TALIBAN FORCES, SANGIN, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN, 20 AUGUST 2006. LANCE-CORPORAL JONATHAN PETER HETHERINGTON, 22, ATTACK ON HIS PLATOON HOUSE, NORTHERN HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN, 27 AUGUST 2006. RANGER ANARE DRAIVA, 27, OF 1 ROYAL IRISH REGIMENT, BATTLE WITH INSURGENTS, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN, 1 SEPTEMBER 2006. 14 SERVICEMEN BASED AT RAF KINLOSS STATION WERE KILLED FOLLOWING THE CRASH OF A NIMROD MR2 AIRCRAFT, 2 SEPTEMBER 2006. THEY WERE: FLT LT STEVEN JOHNSON, 38. FLT LT LEIGH ANTHONY MITCHELMORE, 28. FLT LT GARETH RODNEY NICHOLAS, 40. FLT LT ALLAN JAMES SQUIRES, 39. FLT LT STEVEN SWARBRICK, 28. FS GARY WAYNE ANDREWS, 48. FS STEPHEN BEATTIE, 42. FS GERARD MARTIN BELL, 48. FS ADRIAN DAVIES. SGT BENJAMIN JAMES KNIGHT, 25. SGT JOHN JOSEPH LANGTON, 29. SGT GARY PAUL QUILLIAM, 48. CPL OLIVER SIMON DICKETTS, PARACHUTE REGIMENT. MNE JOSEPH DAVID WINDALL, 22, ROYAL MARINES. PRIVATE CRAIG O'DONNELL, 24, SUSPECTED SUICIDE BOMBER, KABUL, AFGHANISTAN, 4 SEPTEMBER 2006. GUNNER SAMUELA VANUA, 27, 58 (EYRE'S) BATTERY, 12 REGIMENT ROYAL ARTILLERY, ROADSIDE BOMB NEAR THE TOWN OF AD DAYR, NORTH OF BASRA CITY, 4 SEPTEMBER 2006. GUNNER STEPHEN ROBERT WRIGHT, 20, 58 (EYRE'S) BATTERY, 12 REGIMENT ROYAL ARTILLARY, ROADSIDE BOMB NEAR THE TOWN OF AD DAYR, NORTH OF BASRA CITY, 4 SEPTEMBER 2006. CORPORAL MARK WILLIAM WRIGHT, 27, KILLED BY A MINE WHILE ATTEMPTING TO SAVE HIS FRIEND, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN, 6 SEPTEMBER 2006. LANCE-CORPORAL LUKE MCCULLOCH, 21, OF 1 ROYAL IRISH REGIMENT, DIED IN INSURGENT ATTACK, NORTHERN HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN, 6 SEPTEMBER 2006. LANCE-CORPORAL PAUL MUIRHEAD, 29, DIED IN INSURGENT ATTACK, NORTHERN HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN, 6 SEPTEMBER 2006. GUNNER LEE DARREN THORNTON, 22, 58 (EYRE'S) BATTERY, 12 REGIMENT ROYAL ARTILLERY, SINGLE GUNSHOT WOUND WHILE ON PATROL IN AL QURNA, NORTH OF BASRA, 7 SEPTEMBER 2006. LANCE-CORPORAL DENNIS BRADY, 37, ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS, MORTAR ROUND FIRED AT HIS BASE IN NORTHERN BASRA, 1 OCTOBER 2006. MARINE GARY WRIGHT, 22 KILLED BY SUICIDE BOMBER, AFGHANISTAN, 19 OCTOBER 2006. LIEUTENANT TOM TANSWELL, 27, 58 (EYRE'S) BATTERY, 12 REGIMENT ROYAL ARTILLERY, TRAFFIC ACCIDENT NEAR SHAIBAH LOGISTICS BASE, SOUTH WEST OF BASRA CITY, 27 OCTOBER 2006. KINGSMAN JAMIE HANCOCK, 19, 2ND BATTALION THE DUKE OF LANCASTER'S REGIMENT, SHOT DEAD IN CENTRAL BASRA CITY, 6 NOVEMBER 2006.

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