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Lance Corporal Matthew David Smith killed in Afghanistan

August 13, 2012

It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that Lance Corporal Matthew David Smith from the Corps of Royal Engineers was killed in Afghanistan on Friday 10 August 2012.

Lance Corporal Matthew David Smith

Lance Corporal Matthew David Smith. Picture: via MOD

Lance Corporal Smith was part of a troop tasked to build a new checkpoint next to the Nahr-e Bughra canal in the Nad ‘Ali district of Helmand province when he was hit by small arms fire. He received immediate first aid and was evacuated by helicopter but, despite all efforts to save him, he sadly died of his wounds.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Indra Prasad permalink
    August 13, 2012 13:58

    rip

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  2. indra subedi permalink
    August 13, 2012 13:59

    R I P

  3. August 13, 2012 14:03

    pray for our troops god bless them

  4. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    August 13, 2012 18:09

    My condolences to you, buddies, Ministry of Defence and family of Lance Corporal Matthew David Smith, who has been killed on Afghanistan. He is another heroe of this war, and I am sure He is now on the reign of The Father, where is living on eternity. Also is live on our hearts, that are your houses. My prayers and my thougts are for him and alls you claudio alpaca

  5. mo3andjo7 permalink
    August 13, 2012 20:55

    OUR LOSS – HEAVENS GAIN. OUR THOUGHTS AND OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF L/CPL MATTHEW SMITH WHO HAS PAID THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE ONCE MORE. OUR THOUGHTS AND OUR THANKS TO THE MEDICS WHO TAKE CARE OF OUR BOYS AND GIRLS – WE WILL REMEMBER – FROM THE MO AND JO TEAM – SOMERSET.

  6. Barry Sheridan permalink
    August 13, 2012 21:01

    The loss of Lance Corporal Matthew David Smith, along with that of Lieutenant Andrew Chesterman, is a considerable one, especially to the families and friends. Their names on the role of honour will not be forgotten by those of us who care about such things. My sympathies go out to all affected by their passing. RIP

  7. hectoranibal permalink
    August 14, 2012 23:33

    my respects to the brave hero , my thoughts are with his family and friends. RIP
    hectoranibal

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