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Iraq and Afghanistan: Military Casualties

Volume 699: debated on Wednesday 12 March 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What are the names, ages and, where appropriate, regiments of all British nationals who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan since 25 April 2007; and what are the dates of their deaths. [HL2049]

The details of UK military fatalities in Iraq and Afghanistan between 25 April 2007 and 27 February 2008 are shown in the following tables. Where an individual was holding an acting rank at the time of their death this has been given rather than their substantive rank.

UK military fatalities from operations in Iraq

Date

Name

Age

Regiment

13 December

Gdsm Stephen Ferguson

31

Scots Guards

20 November

Soldier A1

-

-

20 November

Soldier B1

-

-

14 October

LCpl Sarah Holmes

26

Royal Logistics Corps

21 September

Sgt Mark Stansfield

32

Royal Logistics Corps

5 September

Sgt Eddie Collins

33

The Parachute Regiment

9 August

LSgt Chris Casey

27

1st Battalion The Irish Guards

9 August

LCpl Kirk Redpath

22

1st Battalion The Irish Guards

7 August

LAC Martin Beard

20

1 Squadron Royal Air Force Regiment

6 August

Pte Craig Barber

20

2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh

31 July

Cpl Steve Edwards

35

2nd Royal Tank Regiment

21 July

LCpl Timothy Darren Flowers

25

Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers2

19 July

SAC Matthew Caulwell

22

1 Squadron Royal Air Force Regiment

19 July

SAC Christopher Dunsmore

29

504 Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force

19 July

SAC Peter McFerran

24

1 Squadron Royal Air Force Regiment

7 July

Cpl Christopher Read

22

Royal Military Police

7 July

LCpl Ryan Francis

23

2nd Battalion, The Royal Welsh

6 July

Rfn Edward Vakabua

23

4th Battalion, The Rifles

28 June

Cpl Paul Joszko

28

2nd Battalion, The Royal Welsh

28 June

Pte Scott Kennedy

20

3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland3

28 June

Pte Jamie Kerr

20

3rd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland3

22 June

Cpl John Rigby

24

4th Battalion, The Rifles

20 June

Maj Paul Harding

48

4th Battalion, The Rifles

16 June

LCpl James Cartwright

21

2nd Royal Tank Regiment

7 June

Cpl Rodney Wilson

30

4th Battalion, The Rifles

21 May

Cpl Jeremy Brookes

28

4th Battalion, The Rifles

6 May

Pte Kevin Thompson

21

Royal Logistics Corps

1 May

Maj Nick Bateson

48

Royal Corps of Signals

29 April

Rfn Paul Donnachie

18

2nd Battalion, The Rifles

1 Names, Ages and Regiments withheld due to the coroner's order. In the event that this order changes, I will inform the House.

2 Lance Corporal Timothy Darren Flowers was from the Corps of Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers, but was attached to the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment at the time of his death.

3 Private Scott Kennedy and Private Jamie Kerr were from the Black Watch, 3rd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland but were serving on attachment to the Royal Welsh at the time of their deaths.

UK military fatalities from operations in Afghanistan

Date

Name

Age

Regiment

20 February

Cpl Damian Mulvihill

32

40 Commando Royal Marines

17 February

Cpl Damian Lawrence

25

2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (the Green Howards)

20 January

Cpl Darryl Gardiner

25

Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

8 December

Sgt Lee Johnson

33

2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (the Green Howards)

4 December

Tpr Jack Sadler

21

2nd Squadron, Honourable Artillery Company

14 November

Capt John McDermid

43

The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland

9 November

LCp1 Jake Alderton

22

36 Regiment Royal Engineers

4 October

Maj Alexis Roberts

32

2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles

20 September

CSgt Phillip Newman

36

4th Battalion, The Mercian Regiment

20 September

Pte Brian Tunnicliffe

33

2nd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment (Worcesters & Foresters)

17 September

Cpl Ivano Violino

29

20 Field Squadron, 36 Regiment, Royal Engineers

8 September

Sgt Craig Brelsford

25

2nd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment (Worcesters & Foresters)

8 September

Pte Johan Botha

25

2nd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment (Worcesters & Foresters)

5 September

Pte Damian Wright

23

2nd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment (Worcesters & Foresters)

5 September

Pte Ben Ford

18

2nd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment (Worcesters & Foresters)

30 August

SAC Christopher Bridge

20

51 Squadron, Royal Air Force Regiment

23 August

Pte Aaron James McClure

19

1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment

23 August

Pte Robert Graham Foster

19

1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment

23 August

Pte John Thrumble

21

1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment

11 August

Capt David Hicks

26

1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment

10 August

Pte Tony Rawson

27

1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment

29 July

LCpl Michael Jones

26

Royal Marines

27 July

Sgt Barry Kean

34

14 Royal Corps of Signals

26 July

Gdsm David Atherton

25

1st Battalion, The Grenadier Guards

25 July

LCpl Alex Hawkins

22

1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment

12 July

Gdsm Daryl Hickey

27

1st Battalion, The Grenadier Guards

1 July

Sgt Dave Wilkinson

33

19th Regiment Royal Artillery

30 June

Capt Sean Dolan

40

1st Battalion Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment

24 June

Pte Thomas Wright

21

1st Battalion Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment

9 June

Gdsm Neil Downes

20

1st Battalion, The Grenadier Guards

6 June

LCpl Paul Sandford

23

1st Battalion Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment

30 May

Cpl Mike Gilyeat

28

Royal Military Police

28 May

Cpl Darren Bonner

31

1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment

26 May

Gdsm Daniel Probyn

22

1st Battalion, The Grenadier Guards

20 May

Cpl George Russell Davey

23

1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment

3 May

Gdsm Simon Davison

22

1st Battalion, The Grenadier Guards

UK civilian casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan

During the same period, we are aware of the deaths of 12 UK nationals in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. These figures only include those cases where consular assistance has been sought. The figures do not include UK dual nationals. For reasons of confidentiality, we are unable to release specific details.