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Lance Corporal Jonathan James McKinlay killed in Afghanistan

September 16, 2011

It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that Lance Corporal Jonathan James McKinlay, of B Company, 1st Battalion The Rifles, was killed in Afghanistan on 14 September 2011.

Lance Corporal Jonathan McKinlay

Lance Corporal Jonathan McKinlay. Picture: via MOD

Lance Corporal McKinlay deployed to Afghanistan as a battle casualty replacement in June 2011, having recently qualified as a Bravo Mortar Fire Controller. He was based in Checkpoint Chaabak in the Nahr-e Saraj (South) district of Helmand province, Afghanistan.

He was killed by a burst of small arms fire on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, while on patrol with his team and members of the Afghan Uniform Police (AUP) in a village near to his checkpoint.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    September 15, 2011 18:25

    I condolence to Ministry of Defence, 1 st Battallion The Rifles, buddies and family of the soldier killed on patrol village of Haji Khodin Nazar.
    Now He is on harms of The father and pray for us.
    Since He live on our hearts, he has not died.
    Sincerily Claudio Alpaca

    • karen permalink
      September 16, 2011 20:24

      He Will Always Be In The Hearts Of Not Only Loved Ones, But All Rilfemen Including, The RIFLESANGEL, For I Shall bring Him Home ‘Swiftly And Boldly’ To Be Placed With Fellow Riflemen……………….R.I.P Jonathan……………..

  2. Linda Barr permalink
    September 16, 2011 20:33

    another one of our brave men gone, to make this world a better place for all of us. May he rest in peace, . and may his family and friends find peace also

  3. rachel meynell frm darlington permalink
    September 17, 2011 02:19

    R.I.P J.J McKinlay another brave man lost tryin 2make our world a better place thoughts 2 all family, friends n fellow soliders xx

  4. Corporal Cook permalink
    September 22, 2011 18:22

    Rest in peace Jonathan, I give my regards and love out to his family, what a great rifleman.
    Corporal Cook – RMRE (Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers)

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