Army Death in Basra, 23rd April 2007

It is with deep sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce the death of a British soldier from 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment in the Al Ashar district of central Basra today, Monday 23 April 2007.

The soldier was providing top cover protection for a Warrior armoured vehicle on a routine patrol when he was killed by small arms fire. He was evacuated to Basra Palace, but tragically died of his injuries.

No other soldiers were hurt in the incident.

The soldier’s next of kin have been informed and have requested a period of grace before further details are released.

Rest in peace lad
RIP young man, so close to coming home too.

My condolences to his family and friends.
Oh no! Not again! May he rest in peace. Condolences to the family and friends at this desperately sad news.


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