Privates Lewis Hendry and Conrad Lewis killed in Afghanistan.
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.
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