The toll of British dead from the war and its aftermath

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The death of a British soldier in Basra yesterday brings the total number of fatalities among UK service personnel during military operations in Iraq to 60.

21 March, 2003: A US Sea Knight helicopter crashed south of the Kuwait border, killing all eight British and four US personnel on board. The Britons, from 3 Commando Brigade, were Colour Sergeant John Cecil, Lance Bombardier Llywelyn Karl Evans, Captain Philip Guy, Marine Sholto Hedenskog, Sergeant Les Hehir, Operator Mechanic (Communications) Second Class Ian Seymour, Warrant Officer Second Class Mark Stratford, and Major Jason Ward.

22 March: Six British servicemen died when two Royal Navy Sea King helicopters collided over the northern Arabian Gulf. They were Lieutenant Philip Green, Lieutenant Antony King, Lieutenant Marc Lawrence, Lieutenant Philip West, Lieutenant James Williams and Lieutenant Andrew Wilson, all of the Royal Navy's 849 Squadron.

23 March: Flight Lieutenant Kevin Main and Flight Lieutenant David Rhys Williams were killed when their RAF GR4 Tornado aircraft was downed by a US Patriot missile close to the Kuwaiti border.

Sapper Luke Allsopp and Staff Sergeant Simon Cullingworth of 33 Engineer Regiment were reported missing and later confirmed as killed after an attack on British military vehicles in southern Iraq.

24 March: Sergeant Steven Roberts, from 2nd Royal Tank Regiment, and Lance Corporal Barry Stephen, from 1st Battalion The Black Watch, were killed in action during operations near Zubayr in southern Iraq.

25 March: Corporal Stephen John Allbutt and Trooper David Jeffrey Clarke from The Queen's Royal Lancers were killed when their tank accidentally collided with another tank near Basra.

28 March: An incident involving light armoured vehicles of D Squadron, The Blues & Royals, of the Household Cavalry Regiment, resulted in the death of Lance Corporal of Horse Matty Hull.

30 March: Lance Corporal Shaun Andrew Brierley, of 212 Signal Squadron, 1 (UK) Armoured Division, was killed in a road accident in Kuwait. Christopher Maddison, a Royal Marine, was killed during fighting in Basra. Major Steve Ballard, of 3 Commando Brigade, died from natural causes.

31 March: Staff Sergeant Chris Muir, from the Army School of Ammunition of the Royal Logistic Corps, was killed during an explosive ordnance disposal operation.

1 April: Lance Corporal Karl Shearer and Lieutenant Alexander Tweedie from The Household Cavalry Regiment died after their armoured vehicle overturned.

6 April: Fusilier Kelan John Turrington, of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, and Lance Corporal Ian Keith Malone and Piper Christopher Muzvuru of 1st Battalion, Irish Guards, were killed in Basra.

30 April: Lance Corporal James McCue, of 7 Air Assault Battalion, Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, was killed in an explosion in southern Iraq.

6 May: Private Andrew Kelly from 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, died in an accident.

8 May: Gunner Duncan Pritchard, of the RAF Regiment, died in hospital in the UK after a traffic accident in Iraq.

19 May: Corporal David Shepherd, an RAF policeman, died in Kuwait, from what are believed to be natural causes.

22 May: Leonard Harvey, a civilian member of the Defence Fire Service, died in a UK hospital after falling ill in the Gulf.

24 June: Six Royal Military Police soldiers were gunned down at a civilian police station in Al Majar al-Kabir, near Basra. They were Sergeant Simon Alexander Hamilton-Jewell, Corporal Russell Aston, Corporal Paul Graham Long, Corporal Simon Miller, Lance Corporal Benjamin John McGowan Hyde, and Lance Corporal Thomas Richard Keys.

18 July: Captain James Linton, of 40 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, collapsed and died in southern Iraq.

13 August: A Territorial Army soldier, Private Jason Smith, of the 52nd Lowland Regiment, died in southern Iraq. The cause of his death is still under investigation but was not the result of hostile action, the MoD says.

14 August: Captain David Jones, of The Queen's Lancashire Regiment, was killed in a bomb attack on a military ambulance in Basra.

23 August: Three soldiers from the Royal Military Police were killed during an incident in central Basra. They were Major Matthew Titchener, Company Sergeant Major Colin Wall and Corporal Dewi Pritchard.

27 August: Fusilier Russell Beeston, a Territorial Army soldier in the 52nd Lowland Regiment, was killed in an incident in Ali As Sharqi in southern Iraq

23 September: Sergeant John Nightingale, a Territorial Army soldier of 217 Transport Squadron, died while serving at Shaibah, near Basra. His death, which is under investigation, involved a firearm but was not the result of enemy action.

31 October: Corporal Ian Plank, of the Royal Marines, was killed by hostile fire during an operation.

6 November: Private Ryan Thomas, of the Royal Regiment of Wales, was killed in a road accident in Basra.

1 January, 2004: A road accident in Baghdad left two British soldiers dead. They were Major James Stenner, of The Welsh Guards, and Sergeant Norman Patterson, of the Cheshire Regiment.

7 January: Lance Corporal Andrew James Craw, of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, died after an incident on a training range near Basra.

21 January: Rifleman Vincent Calvin Windsor, of the Royal Green Jackets, died in a road accident at Amarah.

31 January: Sapper Robert Thomson, of the Royal Engineers, died in a "tragic incident" at Basra palace.

12 February: Corporal Richard Thomas David Ivell, of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, was killed in a vehicle accident at Shaibah base.

28 June: One British soldier was killed and two injured in an attack in Basra.

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