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Private John King killed in Afghanistan

January 3, 2012

It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the death of Private John King of 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment on 30 December 2011.

Private John King. Picture via MOD

Private John King. Picture via MOD

Private King was taking part in a partnered foot patrol with Afghan National Security Forces to increase security around the village of Llara Kalay, in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province.

The patrol had identified insurgents in the area and had begun to search and clear a number of compounds in the village. The Afghan National Army members of the patrol came under fire from insurgents and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers moved forwards to support them. During the firefight Private King was caught in the blast from an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and was killed in action, despite the best efforts of medics at the scene.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 3, 2012 16:30

    My thoughts are with Private King’s family and colleagues at this time.

  2. Teri Sherratt-McCaffrey permalink
    January 3, 2012 16:58

    Another sad loss over this festive period. Will light a cande for him tonight.RIP and thankyou. Thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.

  3. Maggie auckland permalink
    January 3, 2012 18:56

    Rest in peace you wonderful young man,god bles you.x

  4. Barry Sheridan permalink
    January 3, 2012 19:32

    The loss of this fine young soldier is hugely sad for his family and serving comrades. My thoughts are with them all, we will recall the sacrifice in the coming years although nothing can put right his loss. RIP

  5. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    January 6, 2012 23:37

    Private John King, You will remain for ever on our hearts. For this reason we have serenity. You will be ever and for ever our brother, friend, buddy: You are living on the reigns of The Father.John’s loved ones: have serenity, like you is asking you to have. Claudio alpaca

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