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Privates Lewis Hendry and Conrad Lewis killed in Afghanistan.

February 11, 2011

It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that Private Lewis Hendry, from 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, and Private Conrad Lewis, from 4th Battalion The Parachute Regiment, were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday 9 February 2011.

Private Lewis Hendry (left) and Private Conrad Lewis

The soldiers were deployed on an operation to reassure the local population and provide security in the Nad ‘Ali District of Helmand province.

Private Lewis Hendry, from A Company, 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (3 PARA), deployed to Afghanistan on 10 October 2010 as a member of the Patrols Platoon detachment serving with A Company.

Private Conrad Lewis deployed to Afghanistan on 10 October 2010 as a member of the Fire Support Group attached to A Company, 3 PARA.

Both soldiers were based at Checkpoint Qudrat in the northern part of the Nad ‘Ali District. On 9 February 2011, Privates Hendry and Lewis deployed as part of a foot patrol to reassure the local population and gather census information in a small village north of the Nahr-e Bughra Canal. Their patrol came under fire and, during the ensuing firefight, both Private Lewis Hendry and Private Conrad Lewis received serious gunshot wounds.

Despite receiving immediate medical attention at the scene, and extraction by helicopter, the soldiers sadly died of their wounds.

Read the full Eulogies for Private Lewis Hendry and Private Conrad Lewis here

17 Comments leave one →
  1. neil permalink
    February 11, 2011 22:18

    R.I.P.Brave be to all your family’s.You are the best of the best.

  2. kath howcroft permalink
    February 11, 2011 22:35

    our lord in heaven about sat with his head bowed down crying with his heart full of love for 2 more soldiers were going above our lord said come on conrad come on lewis i have a place made ready for you he reached down and picked them up and put each soldier to his breast a heart of love is give to all no conflict no war every again no pain for you both just love conrad and lewis both rejoiced thank you lord just look after our families till we meet again love forever r.i.p kath

  3. Joy permalink
    February 11, 2011 22:35

    My heart truly goes out to the familys of these two lovely lads…rest in peace….

  4. Per Clausen permalink
    February 12, 2011 00:00

    R.I.P.Brave be to all your family’s. My heart truly goes out to the familys of these two lovely lads.

  5. lindsay permalink
    February 12, 2011 01:20

    my heart goes out to the families of these brave men.Your country is proud of you have made. sleep sweetly young lions. xxx

  6. Helen Came permalink
    February 12, 2011 02:37

    So sorry for the loss of these two brave Paratroopers. Our prayers are going out for their comrades and families.

  7. Jeri Mork permalink
    February 12, 2011 09:15

    So very very said. My God bless and comfort their families. I pray the heartache of war will soon end for all our sakes.

  8. February 12, 2011 09:49

    so sorry to hear the news of both these brave men my heart goes out to the familys

  9. emma warren permalink
    February 12, 2011 19:55

    R.I.P both of you, you will both me missed by all your friends and family..
    Lewis hendry, one of the nicest people ive ever met, whenever i was down you managed to make me smile, your smile was enough to make anybody happy again, will truley miss you, xxx

  10. Michael Rees-Prichett permalink
    February 13, 2011 18:00

    I am struck by how alike they are in looks and both boys have the name Lewis..both now taken from the realm of physical pain, ageing and immortalised forever as heroes..it is their families now who will suffer, sadly for life, by their loss.

  11. Bebe permalink
    February 15, 2011 04:02

    So so sorry RIP

  12. February 15, 2011 18:46

    R.I.P Brave heroes: May your family, friends and colleagues have strenght at this dredful time.. I am praying for them on your behalf as I know you will be with the Lord our God.

  13. Daisydot40 permalink
    February 16, 2011 22:21

    Rest in peace to you bothyou were very brave soldiers and we as a nation are very proud of you. Thinking of your family and friends at this sad time xxxx

  14. ross permalink
    February 17, 2011 13:45

    you were our heros and are people to look up to. Conrad your a true soldier and respected everywere you wnt rest in pice mate lots of love

  15. emma permalink
    February 17, 2011 15:06

    conrad u are a true hero u were a best mate a great bofriend and fantastic son and brother u are going to be sadly missed by every1 that knew u thinking of u today u have made me a proud mate and and i am so glad i was able to now u love u loads gonna miss u millions emma xxx

  16. shane permalink
    March 4, 2011 16:45

    r.i.p gone but not forgotten x

  17. shane permalink
    March 4, 2011 16:51

    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

    At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
    We will remember them.

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