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Coroners: Armed forces

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for each member of the armed forces killed in action overseas in respect of whom the inquest has not started, when (a) the body was repatriated and (b) the inquest is expected to begin. [Official Report, 14 January 2010, Vol. 503, c. 9-14MC.] (295336)

The following table shows the dates on which service personnel fatalities were repatriated, and the current position regarding the resumption of inquests which have been opened and adjourned pending service inquiries or other investigations. On 27 October my hon. Friend the Minister for the Armed Forces (Bill Rammell) and I will make the latest in the series of quarterly statements to the House about the inquests of service personnel and others who have died overseas.

Repatriation dates and inquest resumption dates where known for service personnel who (i) died on active service overseas or (ii) died in England of wounds sustained on active service overseas; and whose inquest resumption is pending. Inquests touching all these service personnel have been opened.

Name of the deceased

Date of death

Date of repatriation

Inquest resumption date where this has been set

Corporal Mike Gilyeat

30 May 2007

8.June 2007

27 October 2009

Private Aaron McClure

23 August 2007

31 August 2007

(tbc). 12 September 2009

Private Robert Foster

23 August 2007

31 August 2007

(tbc). 12 September 2009

Private John Thrumble

23 August 2007

31 August 2007

(tbc). 12 September

Aircraftsman Christopher Bridge

30 August 2007

7 September.2007

7-8 December 2009

Lance Corporal Sarah Holmes

14 October 2007

L/Cpl Holmes died in England

3 November 2009

Sergeant John Battersby

20 November 2007

26 November 2007

Inquest resumed 17 August 2009, adjourned 21 August 2009 to 7 September 12.09

Trooper Lee Fitzsimmons

20 November 2007

26 November 2007

Inquest resumed 17 August 2009, adjourned 21 August 2009 to 7 September 2009

Sergeant Lee Johnson

8 December 2007

17 December 2007

Guardsman Stephen Ferguson

9 December 2007

Gdsmn Ferguson died in England

Senior Aircraftsman Graham Livingstone

13 April 20 08

18 April 20 08

10-11 November 2009

Senior Aircraftsman Gary Thompson

13April 20 08

18 April 20 08

10-11 November 2009

Trooper James Thompson

19 May 2008

26 May 2008

5 November 2009

Corporal Sarah Bryant

17 June 2008

23 June 2008

Corporal Sean Reeve

17 June 2008

23 June 2008

Lance Corporal Richard Larkin

17 June 2008

23 June 2008

Trooper Paul Stout

17 June 2008

23 June 2008

Warrant Officer 2 Michael Williams

24 June 2008

30 June 2008

Lance Corporal James Johnson

28 June 2008

7 July 2008

Lance Corporal Kenneth Rowe

24 July 2008

28 July 2008

12 November 2009

Signaller Wayne Bland

11 August 2008

18 August 2008

Ranger Justin James Cupples

4 September.2008

12 September.2008

18 November 2009

Lance Corporal Nicky Mason

13 September.2008

19 September.2008

18 December 2009

Lance Corporal David Wilson

4 December 2008

11 December 2008

Corporal Lee Churcher

11 December 2008

17 December 2008

Marine Damian Davies

12 December 2008

18 December 2008

Sergeant John Manuel

12 December 2008

18 December 2008

Corporal Marc Birch

12 December 2008

18 December 2008

Lance Corporal Steven “Jamie” Fellows

12 December 2008

18 December 2008

Lieutenant Aaron Lewis

15 December 2008

18 December 2008

Rifleman Stuart Nash

17 December 2008

22 December 2008

Corporal Robert Deering

21 December 2008

30 December 2008

Serjeant Chris Reed

1 January 2009

7 January 2009

Marine Travis Mackin

11 January 2009

20 January 2009

Captain Tom Sawyer

14 January 2009

20 January 2009

Corporal Danny Winter

14 January 2009

20 January 2009

Acting Corporal Richard Robinson

17 January 2009

24 January 2009

Corporal Daniel Nield

30 January 2009

3 February.09

Private Ryan Wrathall

12 February 2009

19 February 2009

Marine Darren Smith

14 February 2009

24 February

Lance Corporal Stephen Kingscott

16 February

24 February

23 October 2009

Marine Michael Laski

25. February

Mne Laski died in England

Lance Corporal Christopher Harkett

14 March 2009

21 March 2009

Corporal Dean John

15 March 2009

21 March 2009

Corporal Graeme Stiff

15 March 2009

21 March 2009

Lance Sergeant Tobie Fasfous

28 April 20 09

5 May 2009

Corporal Sean Binnie

7 May 2009

13 May 2009

Rifleman Adrian Sheldon

7 May 2009

13 May 2009

Sergeant Ben Ross

7 May 2009

13 May 2009

27 November 2009

Corporal Kumar Pun

7 May 2009

13 May 2009

27 November 2009

Lieutenant Mark Evison

12 May 2009

Lt Evison died in England

Marine Jason Mackie

14 May 2009

22 May 2009

Fusilier Petero Suesue

22 May 2009

29 May 2009

2 December 2009

Sapper Jordan Rossi

23 May 2009

29 May 2009

Lance Corporal Robert Richards

27 May 2009

L/Cpl Richards died in England

Lance Corporal Kieron Hill

28 May 2009

1 June 2009

Lance Corporal Nigel Moffett

30 May 2009

5 June 2009

Corporal Steven Bolger

30 May 2009

5 June 2009

Rifleman Cyrus Thatcher

2 June 2009

5 June 2009

Private Robert McLaren

11 June 2009

16 June 2009

Lieutenant Paul Mervis

12 June 2009

16 June 2009

Major Sean Birchall

19 June 2009

26 June 2009

Lieutenant Colonel Rupert Thomeloe

1 July 2009

6 July 2009

Trooper Joshua Hammond

1 July 2009

6 July 2009

Lance Corporal David Dennis

4 July 2009

10 July 2009

Trooper Robert Laws

4 July 2009

10 July 2009

Lance Corporal Dane Elson

5 July 2009

10 July 2009

Captain Ben Babington-Browne

6 July 2009

10 July 2009

Trooper Christopher Whiteside

7 July 2009

10 July 2009

Rifleman Daniel Hume

9 July 2009

14 July 2009

Private John Brackpool

9 July 2009

14 July 2009

Corporal Lee Scott

10 July 2009

14 July 2009

Corporal Jonathan Home

10 July 2009

14 July 2009

Rifleman William Aldridge

10 July 2009

14 July 2009

Rifleman James Backhouse

10 July 2009

14 July 2009

Rifleman Joseph Murphy

10 July 2009

14 July 2009

Rifleman Daniel Simpson

10 July 2009

14 July 2009

Rifleman Aminiasi Toge

16 July 2009

28 July 2009

Corporal Joseph Etchells

19 July 2009

28 July 2009

Captain Daniel Shepherd

20 July 2009

28 July 2009

Guardsman Christopher King

22 July 2009

28 July 2009

Bombardier Craig Hopson

25 July 2009

30 July 2009

Trooper Philip Lawrence

27 July 2009

30 July 2009

Warrant Officer 2 Sean Upton

27 July 2009

30 July 2009

Craftsman Anthony Lombardi

4 August 2009

7 August 2009

Corporal Kevin Mulligan

6 August 2009

13 August 2009

Lance Corporal Dale Hopkins

6 August 2009

13 August 2009

Private Kyle Adams

6 August 2009

13 August 2009

Private Jason Williams

8 August 2009

13 August 2009

Captain Mark Hale

13 August 2009

18 August 2009

Rifleman Daniel Wild

13 August 2009

18 August 2009

Lance Bombardier Matthew Hatton

13 August 2009

18 August 2009

Sergeant Simon Valentine

15 August 2009

21 August 2009

Private Richard Hunt

15 August 2009

Pte Hunt died in England

Lance Corporal James Fullarton

16 August 2009

21 August 2009

Fusilier Simon Annis

16 August 2009

21 August 2009

Fusilier Louis Carter

16 August 2009

21 August 2009

Serjeant Paul McAleese

20 August 2009

27 August 2009

Private Johnathon Young

20 August 2009

27 August 2009

Fusilier Shaun Bush

25 August 2009

Fus Bush died in England

Sergeant Lee Houltram

29 August 2009

4 September 2009

Sergeant Stuart Millar

31 August 2009

4 September 2009

Private Kevin Elliott

31 August 2009

4 September 2009

Lance Corporal Richard Brandon

2 September 2009

10 September 2009

Private Gavin Elliott

3 September 2009

10 September 2009

Trooper Brett Hall

16 September 2009

Tpr Hall died in England

Corporal John Harrison

9 September 2009

17 September 2009

Kingsman Jason Dunn-Bridgeman

13 September 2009

17 September 2009

Acting Serjeant Stuart McGrath

16 September 2009

24 September 2009

Acting Sergeant Michael Lockett MC

21 September 2009

29 September 2009

Private James Prosser

27 September 2009

1 October 2009

Acting Corporal Marcin Wojtak

1 October 2009

9 October 2009

Guardsman Jamie Janes

5 October 2009

9 October 2009

Lance Corporal James Hill

8 October 2009

15 October 2009