Report on inquest of Kingsman Danny Wilson - BBC Soldier killed by 'single bullet' Kingsman Wilson was checking for explosives when he was injured A 28-year-old soldier from Cumbria was unlawfully killed after being hit by a single bullet while on patrol in Iraq, a coroner has ruled. Kingsman Danny Wilson, from Workington, died despite wearing enhanced body armour when his patrol came under attack near Basra Palace in April. An inquest heard that Mr Wilson had been with the 2nd Battalion, the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, for a month. He is survived by his wife Tracey and two-year-old son, Leo. The hearing was told how the attack happened just 500 metres from the British base at Basra Palace, which has now been abandoned. Internal bleeding Colleagues who were with him recalled hearing just one shot as they investigated a possible bomb in the road ahead of their armoured vehicle. Although Mr Wilson was wearing enhanced body armour, the inquest heard how the bullet pierced his left side, causing massive internal bleeding. Fellow soldiers said he was a "well liked and hugely respected soldier". A ballistics expert said the fatal bullet was fired from the same weapon that was thought to have killed four other British soldiers serving in Iraq. West Cumbria coroner John Taylor recorded a verdict of unlawful killing. Hundreds of people attended the funeral in April of Mr Wilson, described as a "selfless and committed" soldier. His commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Mark Kenyon, said: "Danny Wilson was the sort of Kingsman whom it is a privilege to serve alongside." My bold. Undoubtedly preaching to the converted, but remember to keep your heads down all those about to ship off and all those currently in place. This snipery cnut is presumably equipped by the Iranians if he's not an Iranian himself. The general consensus is that he shoots and scoots, so aside from carpet-bombing the country flat I suppose there's not much anyone can do about him. Good luck to anyone actively stalking the b'stard.