Pte. Michael Tench.
- 18yrs. from Sunderland was KIA on Sunday
21st. January 2007 when a roadside bomb was
detonated in the Northern part of Basra. He
was a serving soldier with A Coy. 2 Bn. LI.
and one of the youngest. He joined the army
in 2005 and had been in Iraq since September,
four other soldiers were wounded in the explosion.
Always remembered by Pte Craig Swan as "Tenchy".
killed in Basra
21st Jan 2007
Cornish - Matthew Cornish was born
on 20 July 1977 and grew up in Yorkshire.
He enlisted into the Army in Leeds and started
his career in Cyprus. An impressive succession
of postings followed, including operational
deployments to Northern Ireland, Sierra
Leone, and to Iraq in 2003 and 2004. He
was serving in Iraq with The Light Infantry,
normally based in Paderborn, Germany, and
was currently three months into a six-and-a-half
month tour as part of 20th Armoured Brigade.
killed in Iraq 1st
Aug - 2006.
Corporal Steven Sherwood - aged 23,
of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Gloucestershire,
Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry was
killed on 29 October 2005, as a result of
hostile action in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan.
29 October 2005
Thomas, LCpl. - aged 29yrs. He was
killed whilst assaulting a militia position
in Basra, Iraq. Despite valiant attempts to
save him, he died almost instantly. Taff who
was serving in 2 LI. at this time was part
of a rifle platoon who had been reinforcing
the 1st.Bn. Cheshire Regt. since April 2004.
He enlisted into the LI. in 1996 and following
training was posted to the 2nd.Bn who at that
time were serving in Northern Ireland. He
later served in Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Falkland
Islands, Cyprus and Iraq, during this time
serving in C Coy. Mortar Pl. and the Assault
Pioneer Pl. He was promoted to LCpl. in 2002
and had recently been selected for promotion
to Cpl. Following a most moving service at
St. Mary's Church, Welshpool he was buried
with full military honours on the 2nd. September
2004 at Castle Caereinion near his family
home. His Pl still in their desert combats
were flown back from Iraq for the funeral.
An eulogy was given at the funeral service
by Lt. Will Follet, Taffs Pl. Commander.
killed in Iraq 17th
Aug - 2004.
Turner Pte - aged 18yrs. Killed by
a sniper whilst on duty in South Armagh, Northern
Ireland, while serving with 2 LI. His Military
Funeral was attended by many members of 2
LI. including his Commanding Officer, Brig.J.G.Williams
OBE. ( Deputy Col. Somerset & Cornwall
) and the Commanding Officer of 5 LI. ( V
) His Funeral Service was held near his home
at Worcester on the 4th. September 1992.
28th. August 1992
August 1988 a coach carrying a party
from A Company 1LI from Aldergrove to Omagh
was blown up by a roadside bomb near Curr
near Ballygawley, County Tyrone. Eight men
were killed and a further 27 wounded. They
had been on home leave with their families
and were returning to their duties. These
men are listed in one group.
24722008 - Private
Blair Edgar Morris Bishop - Aged 19. born
9/10/68 - From Hereford.
24775207 - Private
Peter Lloyd Bullock - Aged 19. born 10/1/67
- From Hereford. - died in hospital.
24721598 - Private
Jayson Burfitt - Aged 19 born 9/5/69 - From
24705273 - Private
Richard Greener - Aged 21. born 18/10/66 -
From Tyne and Wear.
24771729 - Private Alexander Stephen Lewis
- Aged 18 born 25/10/69 - From Salisbury.
24771499 - Private Mark Antony Norsworthy
- Aged 18. born 13/11/69 - From Plymouth,
24805960 - Private Stephen James Wilkinson.
Aged 18. - born 24/10/69 - From Stanley, Co.
24802753 - Private Jason Winter - Aged 19.
born 4/7/69 - From Taunton, Somerset.
20th August 1988
G M Curtis. - Aged 20.
Killed by a bomb in a lamppost in the Ballymurphy
area. From Grimsby, Lincolnshire.
10th Jun 1983
Hall. Pte. - aged 27yrs. He was a member
Coy. 1 LI. and was shot and fatally wounded
in Town Square, CrossMaglen, Northern Ireland.
He enlisted into the LI. in September 1972
and following training was posted to 1 LI.
just prior to the Bn. deploying to Northern
Ireland. Prior to joining the army he was
an Officer in the Merchant Navy. He was a
big happy-go-lucky character who was popular
with his fellow soldiers. In the short time
he was with Support Coy. he made his impression,
and his death was felt deeply by everyone
in the Bn.
28th. October 1973
Roberts Pte. - died July 1973. He was
shot by a sniper whilst on patrol in Belfast,
Northern Ireland. He was serving in 2 LI.
( neither age or date given in Silver Bugle
Miller. LCpl. - ( neither forename,
age or date/month given in Silver Bugle )
All ranks of the Regt. and particularly 3
LI. were sad to hear of his death as a result
of wounds received whilst he was attatched
for special duties to HQ. Northern Ireland.
He had been a Light Infantryman for 4yrs and
was a high grade soldier and very popular
within the Bn.
Tommy Stoker. Pte.
- ( age not given in Silver Bugle ) He died
in the Royal Victoria Hospital after a courageous
struggle of more than a month and a half
following the injury he sustained on the
29th July shortly after his arrival in Belfast.
- ( age not given in Silver Bugle ) His
tragic death occurred whilst he was on patrol
in the ' Bone ' in the Bn. area. He had
served in 1 LI for 31/2 yrs and had recently
joined Support Coy. of the Bn. He leaves
a wife and baby daughter.
28th. August 1972
- ( neither his forename's or age is given
in the Silver Bugle ) At the time of his
death he was serving with 3 RGJ whom he
had joined from the 3 LI. in February 1972.
He enlisted into the LI. at the Regt. Brigade
Depot in 1963 and after training was posted
to 1 KSLI with whom he served for 4yrs.
After vesting day he was posted to 1 LI.
and served with that Bn. for 3yrs. before
returning to the Regt. Depot for a short
posting on the permanent staff after which
he joined 3 LI.
28th August 1972
( age not given in the Silver Bugle ) He
was shot by a sniper at close range near
the junction of Mayola Drive and Drumeck
Drive in the Shantallow area of Londonderry,
Northern Ireland. The shooting took place
just before midnight on the 24th whilst
he was in command of a routine foot patrol.
He was hit in the head and died instantly.
He enlisted into the LI. in March 1967.
After training was posted to 1 DLI and served
in Cyprus as part of UNFICYP. Following
vesting day he was posted to 2 LI. and went
to Malaya. He served in Northern Ireland
from September 1969 until January 1970 and
from July 1971 until October 1971.
24th August 1972
Vencoe Jones. Pte. - age not given
in Silver Bugle, He was shot by a sniper whilst
serving with 1 LI. in Northern Ireland. The
shooting took place whilst he was acting as
escort in a vehicle returning from a routine
Hospital visit in West Belfast. He had enlisted
into the LI. and following training was posted
to 1 LI. with whom he had served for just
under a year.
Rudmam. Pte. - died 1972. (neither
age or date/month given in Silver Bugle )
He was serving in Northern Ireland with 1
LI. at the time of his death. He was shot
in the Shoulder whilst manoeuvering with his
patrol against stone - throwing children in
the New Ardoyne area of West Belfast. He died
from his wound shortly afterwards. He was
the brother of John Ronald Rudman.
John Ronald Rudman.Pte.
- aged 21yrs. Wounded by terrorists in an
Ambush near Dungannon, Northern Ireland,
whilst serving in B Coy. 2 LI. He died later
in Hospital from his wounds.
Dvr. Kitchen. RCT
- ( neither forename age or date/month given
in Silver Bugle ) He was attatched to Support
Coy of the Bn. He was killed whilst on patrol
in Old Park Road, Belfast. He was a cheerful
and most popular individual who had quickly
identified himself with both the Coy. and