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Corporal Lloyd Newell killed in Afghanistan

June 18, 2011

It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the death, in Afghanistan on Thursday 16 June 2011, of Corporal Lloyd Newell of The Parachute Regiment.

Corporal Lloyd Newell. Picture: via MOD

Cpl Newell was fatally wounded by small arms fire whilst on operations in Helmand province.

Corporal Lloyd Newell was a man of integrity and principle. He was a natural and talented soldier who loved his work and the military lifestyle.

He personified the great British Paratrooper – selfless, humble, cheerful and utterly reliable. He did his duty, relishing discomfort as a personal test, and always acting in the greater interests of the team. He attracted friends easily and cared deeply for those around him. His friendship was cherished by all.

He was devoted to his wife and their nine-week-old daughter. Their family unit had the strength born of true love and kinship. Their loss is unimaginable. His vitality was palpable, his dignity natural, his humour refreshing. We salute him.

Corporal Newell’s family have asked that their privacy is respected.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. ElaineSk permalink
    June 18, 2011 22:17

    RIP you brave brave Paratrooper! My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  2. June 18, 2011 22:54

    God Bless this hero! I’m so sorry for his family. I can’t bare looking into the faces of such noble great men knowing they have lost their lives in their prime of life. I pray the war will soon end and that this soldiers family with be comforted by God at this time of loss.

  3. C Vennard permalink
    June 18, 2011 23:14

    rest in peace airborne

  4. Barry Sheridan permalink
    June 18, 2011 23:56

    I wish the written word could provide solace for this devastating loss, but in truth the ability to convey these sentiments in any meaningful way lies beyond my capacties. All that can be offered is the deepest sympathy to the family whose lives have been torn apart, along with regrets to those that remain, who mustnow face tomorrow’s dangers without one of their trusted comrades. RIP Corporal Newell.

  5. mark smith permalink
    June 19, 2011 02:13

    Another brave man lost ,my deepest sympathy.

  6. Charles Koinsky permalink
    June 19, 2011 02:35

    They killed a man, scenery was broken

  7. Priscilla Dicketts permalink
    June 19, 2011 12:03

    There are never any words that can express what we feel for the family and comrades. We love and care.
    Silence full of noise, noise full of silence, both stop, emptiness .

  8. alan wright permalink
    June 19, 2011 13:38

    RIP m8.thoghts and prayers to your family and friends from ex serving member.

  9. Rockonteddy permalink
    June 19, 2011 16:00

    Rest up now Airborne Warrior.

  10. Baz Jones permalink
    June 19, 2011 17:28

    RIP Airborne .

  11. June 19, 2011 23:38

    R.I.P Airborne

  12. julieann permalink
    June 22, 2011 15:19

    RIP lloydy x

  13. Kim 'Princess' Taylor permalink
    June 25, 2011 10:26

    RIP Lloydy will miss you xx

  14. sean statham permalink
    June 27, 2011 04:37

    i think about the good laughs we had in the crappy naafi at goojerat, bks drunken piss tea and laughing at the hats

  15. perry permalink
    July 1, 2011 19:31

    RIP a hero like all our service men and women.

    Live strong,Fight Strong


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