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MOD confirms names of the six soldiers believed killed in Helmand

March 8, 2012

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 British soldiers believed killed in Helmand

Top row (from left): Sergeant Nigel Coupe, Corporal Jake Hartley and Private Anthony Frampton. Bottom row (from left): Private Christopher Kershaw, Private Daniel Wade and Private Daniel Wilford. Picture: Iain Hamer, Crown Copyright/MOD 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.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Barry Sheridan permalink
    March 8, 2012 14:49

    The loss of Sergeant Coupe, Corporal Hartley and Privates Frampton, Kershaw, Wade and Wilford is truly devastating for their families. I can only offer my sincere condolences to all those whose lives have been shattered. As for the impact on those who have served alongside these men, well it must be equally hard to bear. To all those who serve in this miserable place at the behest of the nation, I offer my deepest thanks and every wish for a safe return for you all.

  2. hectoranibal permalink
    March 8, 2012 14:56

    que terrible perdida ,de jovenes vidas mis condolencias a familiares y camaradas ,dios los guarde..

  3. Theresa Gay permalink
    March 8, 2012 17:01

    My thoughts are with family, friends and fellow brothers in arms for what is another dreadfully sad day in this seemingly never ending conflict. My love and prayers with you always.

  4. March 8, 2012 17:22

    You served your country well, every one of you, gone but NEVER forgotten

    RIP lads. stand easy.

  5. Sandra Daniels permalink
    March 8, 2012 19:43

    So sad that these young men need to lose their lives. My thoughts go to the families.

  6. antonio bandini permalink
    March 9, 2012 22:49

    instead of paying the Taliban you could provide them with more effective weapons

  7. jo'jo permalink
    March 12, 2012 15:22

    R.I.P ANTHONY<3 AND JJ<3 AND ALL THE OTHER LADS love and miss ya both❤❤❤❤ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  8. Jodieee permalink
    March 14, 2012 16:42

    ANTON im lost wivout you lad, i cant beieve that you have gone and you promised me that you would’nt come back in a coffin. im missing you like mad. R.I.P NIGEL(coupe), JAKE(JJ), DANIEL(wilf) DANIEL(wade), CHRIS(kershaw).❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ my love goes out to all the other families xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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