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Soldier from 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD) dies of wounds sustained in Afghanistan

April 18, 2012

It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that a soldier serving with 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD) died on 18 April 2012 at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, following an incident in Southern Afghanistan.

He had been seriously wounded in a blast from an improvised explosive device (IED) on Wednesday 11 April 2012. He was flown back to the UK where he died of his wounds at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. His next of kin have been informed.

Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Major Ian Lawrence, said:

“It is with a deep sense of regret that I must confirm the death of a soldier from 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD) who died of wounds sustained in an IED strike on 11 April 2012.”

“The thoughts and sincere condolences of the entire Task Force are with his family and friends.”

The soldier’s family have requested a period of grace before further details are released.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. April 18, 2012 19:21

    duty done ,rest easy now GOD BLESS YOU & your family .In this time of need . lin xxxxx

  2. Barry Sheridan permalink
    April 18, 2012 19:33

    My condolences for this profound loss are offered to the family and friends of the soldier concerned. RIP.

  3. Lee Bradbury permalink
    April 18, 2012 19:55

    Far from our Touch,
    Close to our Hearts,
    Always Remembered,
    Never Forgotten.
    RIP.

  4. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    April 19, 2012 19:13

    I condolence to ministry of defence, buddies and loved ones of the warrior killed.
    My thougts and my prayers are for him, his family, his buddies, his friends claudio alpaca

  5. Kale permalink
    April 25, 2012 10:56

    RIP Braveheart, gone but not forgotten, rest easy now soldier… God bless. Thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this brave man.

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