MOD confirms names of the six soldiers believed killed in Helmand
It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the names of the six Service personnel missing, believed killed, in Afghanistan since Tuesday 6 March 2012.
The six soldiers are believed to have been killed after their armoured vehicle was caught in an explosion in southern Afghanistan on 6 March 2012.
The soldier from 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment is named as:
• Sergeant Nigel Coupe, aged 33
The five soldiers from 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment are:
• Corporal Jake Hartley, 20
• Private Anthony Frampton, 20
• Private Christopher Kershaw, 19*
• Private Daniel Wade, 20
• Private Daniel Wilford, 21
Further information will be released in due course. We ask that the privacy of the families of these Service personnel is respected at this very difficult time.
*Corrected from originally released age.