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British military fatalities in Afghanistan
UK AFGHANISTAN DEAD
First death in April 2002
Five UK personnel killed before end of 2005
Remaining deaths all since start of 2006
Details from Ministry of Defence and others - see link

The number of UK troops killed on operations in Afghanistan since 2001 now stands at 82, after Major Alexis Roberts died in an explosion on 4 October.

Of those killed, 25 died from accidents, illness, or non-combat injuries, according to the Ministry of Defence.

Details of fatalities are in the table below. The entries are arranged by date, with the most recent at the top. The table can be re-ordered by clicking on any of the column headings.

RANK/NAME AGE FROM SERVED WITH CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH
PLACE DATE
Alexis Roberts
Major Alexis Roberts
32 Kent Army
Royal Gurkha Rifles, 1st Battalion
Hostile: Explosion
Returning to base after an operation when killed by improvised explosive device. Two other soldiers injured
Full story
Kandahar
Near airfield base
04/10/07
Phillip Newman
Colour Sgt Phillip Newman
36 West Midlands
Coventry
Army
Mercian Regiment, 4th Battalion
Accident: Road traffic
Died during re-supply mission when Pinzgauer vehicle came off the road and overturned
Full story
Helmand
Near Gereshk
20/09/07
Brian Tunnicliffe
Pte Brian Tunnicliffe
33 Derbyshire
Ilkeston
Army
Mercian Regiment (Worcesters and Foresters), 2nd Battalion
Accident: Road traffic
Died during re-supply mission when Pinzgauer vehicle came off the road and overturned
Full story
Helmand
Near Gereshk
20/09/07
Ivano Violino
L/Cpl Ivano Violino
29 Kent
Maidstone
Army
36 Engineer Regiment, 20 Field Squadron
Hostile: Explosion
Died in explosion while commanding a vehicle in convoy. Second soldier injured
Full story
Helmand
Near Gereshk
17/09/07
Johan Botha
Pte Johan Botha
25 South Africa
Pretoria
Army
Mercian Regiment (Worcesters and Foresters), 2nd Battalion
Hostile: Shot
Shot during firefight behind enemy lines when patrol came under attack
Full story
Helmand
Garmsir
08/09/07
Craig Brelsford
Sgt Craig Brelsford
25 Notts
Nottingham
Army
Mercian Regiment (Worcesters and Foresters), 2nd Battalion
Hostile: Shot
Shot during firefight trying to rescue wounded colleagues after falling behind enemy lines. One of casualties included Pte Botha, who also died
Full story
Helmand
Garmsir
08/09/07
Damian Wright
Pte Damian Wright
23 Notts
Mansfield
Army
Mercian Regiment (Worcesters and Foresters), 2nd Battalion
Hostile: Explosion during fighting
One of two killed during fighting with the Taleban. Civilian interpreter killed. Third soldier wounded
Full story
Helmand
Lashkar Gah
05/09/07
Ben Ford
Pte Ben Ford
18 Derbyshire
Chesterfield
Army
Mercian Regiment (Worcesters and Foresters), 2nd Battalion
Hostile: Explosion during fighting
One of two killed during fighting with the Taleban. Civilian interpreter killed. Third soldier wounded
Full story
Helmand
Lashkar Gah
05/09/07
Christopher Bridge
Senior Aircraftman Christopher Bridge
20 Sheffield RAF
51 Squadron, RAF Regiment, C flight
Explosion
Blast also killed a civilian interpreter and left two other servicemen injured
Full story
Kandahar
Airfield
30/08/07
Robert Foster
Pte Robert Foster
19 Essex
Harlow
Army
Royal Anglian Regiment, 1st Battalion
"Friendly fire": Air attack
One of three killed when US F15 providing air support to ground troops dropped bomb
Full story
Helmand
Kajaki area
23/08/07
John Thrumble
Pte John Thrumble
21 Essex
Chelmsford
Army
Royal Anglian Regiment, 1st Battalion
"Friendly fire": Air attack
One of three killed when US F15 providing air support to ground troops dropped bomb
Full story
Helmand
Kajaki area
23/08/07
Aaron McClure
Pte Aaron McClure
19 Suffolk
Ipswich
Army
Royal Anglian Regiment, 1st Battalion
"Friendly fire": Air attack
One of three killed when US F15 providing air support to ground troops dropped bomb
Full story
Helmand
Kajaki area
23/08/07
David Hicks
Capt David Hicks
26 Berkshire
Wokingham
Army
Royal Anglian Regiment, 1st Battalion, C (Essex) Company
Hostile: Attack
Patrol base attacked by small arms fire, rocket propelled grenades and indirect fire. Five others injured
Full story
Helmand
Sangin, north-east of
11/08/07
Tony Rawson
Pte Tony Rawson
27 Essex
Dagenham
Army
Royal Anglian Regiment, 1st Battalion, C (Essex) Company
Hostile: Attack
Patrol to "disrupt enemy activity" came under fire from Taleban
Full story
Helmand
Jusyalay, north-east of Sangin
10/08/07
Michael Jones
L/Cpl Michael Jones
26 North Yorkshire
Newbald
Royal Marines
Hostile: Shot
Killed in gun battle with Taleban during "special mission"
Full story
Nimruz 29/07/07
Barry Keen
Sgt Barry Keen
34 County Durham
Gateshead
Army
Royal Corps of Signals, 14 Signal Regiment, attached to 245 Signal Squadron
Hostile: Mortar attack
Killed on fourth day of operation against Taleban in Upper Gereshk Valley
Full story
Helmand
Mirmandab
27/07/07
David Atherton
Guardsman David Atherton
25 Manchester Army
Grenadier Guards, 1st Battalion, 3 Company
Hostile: Shot
Killed on third day of operation against Taleban in Upper Gereshk Valley
Full story
Helmand
Mirmandab
26/07/07
Alex Hawkins
L/Cpl Alex Hawkins
22 Norfolk
East Dereham
Army
Royal Anglian Regiment, 1st Battalion
Hostile: Explosion
Returning to base after routine patrol in Vector vehicle. Two other soldiers injured
Full story
Helmand
Sangin
25/07/07
Daryl Hickey
Guardsman Daryl Hickey
27 Birmingham Army
Grenadier Guards, 1st Battalion
Hostile: Shot
Part of team providing cover fire as platoon assaulted Taleban position
Full story
Helmand
Gereshk area
12/07/07
Dave Wilkinson
Sgt Dave Wilkinson
33 Kent
Ashford
Army
Royal Artillery, 19 Regiment, attached to Grenadier Guards, 1st Battalion
Hostile: Bomb
Vehicle hit by explosion after patrol also attacked with small arms fire and rocket propelled grenades. Four others injured
Full story
Helmand
Gereshk
01/07/07
Sean Dolan
Capt Sean Dolan
40 Cheshire
Chester
Army
Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters, 1st Battalion
Hostile: Mortar attack
Part of group "observing a substantial force of Taleban fighters" when attack was launched
Full story
Helmand
Qaleh-e-Gaz, Sangin Valley
30/06/07
Thomas Wright
Drummer Thomas Wright
21 Derbyshire
Ripley
Army
Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters, 1st Battalion
Hostile: Explosion
Part of group in armoured snatch Land Rover, surveying "site for a new road project"
Helmand
Lashkar Gah, Babaji area
24/06/07
Neil Downes
Guardsman Neil Downes
20 Manchester Army
Grenadier Guards, 1st Battalion
Hostile: Ambush
Died after Land Rover hit by explosion during patrol with the Afghan National Army
Full story
Helmand
Sangin
09/06/07
Paul Sandford
L/Cpl Paul Sandford
23 Notts
Nottingham
Army
Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters, 1st Battalion
Hostile: Shot
Shot while on patrol with his company clearing a Taleban compound
Full story
Helmand
Upper Gereshk Valley
06/06/07
Mike Gilyeat
Cpl Mike Gilyeat
28 Merseyside
Southport
Army
Royal Military Police
Accident: Air crash
Died with five US crew and a Canadian colleague in a Nato helicopter crash
Full story
Helmand
Kajaki area
30/05/07
Darren Bonner
Cpl Darren Bonner
31 Norfolk
Gorleston
Army
Royal Anglian Regiment, 1st Battalion, A (Norfolk) Company
Hostile: Explosion
Convoy came under attack east of Hyderabad
Full story
Helmand
Gereshk area
28/05/07
Daniel Probyn
Guardsman Daniel Probyn
22 West Midlands
Tipton
Army
Grenadier Guards, 1st Battalion
Hostile: Explosion
Killed in attack on patrol, which left four others injured
Full story
Helmand
Garmsir
26/05/07
George Davey
L/Cpl George Davey
23 Suffolk
Beccles
Army
Royal Anglian Regiment, 1st Battalion
Accident: Shot
Shot himself in what MoD described as "a tragic firearms accident"
Full story
Helmand
Sangin
20/05/07
Chris Gray
Pte Chris Gray
19 Leics
Leicester
Army
Royal Anglian Regiment, 1st Battalion, A Company
Hostile: Shot
Killed by small arms fire in a "fierce firefight" with Taleban fighters
Full story
Helmand
Now Zad
13/05/07
Simon Davison
Guardsman Simon Davison
22 Newcastle Army
Grenadier Guards, 1st Battalion
Hostile: Shot
Shot in attack by eight to 10 lightly armed Taleban fighters, while manning a checkpoint
Full story
Helmand
Garmsir
03/05/07
Michael Smith
Warrant Officer 2nd Class Michael Smith
39 Liverpool Army
Royal Artillery, 29 Commando Regiment
Hostile: Grenade attack
Killed in a grenade attack on the UK base in Sangin
Full story
Helmand
Sangin
08/03/07
Benjamin Reddy
Marine Benjamin Reddy
22 Berkshire
Ascot
Royal Marines
42 Commando, K Company
Hostile: Shot
Killed when his unit came under fire during a "clearance" operation
Full story
Helmand
Kajaki area
06/03/07
Liam McLaughlin
Lance Bombardier Liam McLaughlin
21 Lancashire Army
Royal Artillery, 29 Commando Regiment
Hostile: Rocket attack
One of two UK soldiers killed during a Nato-led International Security Assistance Force operation
Full story
Helmand
Sangin
03/03/07
Ross Clark
Lance Bombardier Ross Clark
25 South Africa Army
Royal Artillery, 29 Commando Regiment
Hostile: Rocket attack
One of two UK soldiers killed during a Nato-led International Security Assistance Force operation
Full story
Helmand
Sangin
03/03/07
Jonathan Holland
Marine Jonathan Holland
23 Lancashire
Chorley
Royal Marines
45 Commando, Whiskey Company
Landmine
Died as a result of injuries sustained during a patrol in the Sangin Valley
Full story
Helmand
Sangin
21/02/07
Scott Summers
Marine Scott Summers
23 Sussex
Crawley
Royal Marines
42 Commando
Accident: Road traffic
Driving a Pinzgauer vehicle in a convoy when accident happened on 4 February. After initial treatment flown back to UK, where he died
Full story
Helmand 21/02/07
Mathew Ford
L/Cpl Mathew Ford
30 Lincs
Immingham
Royal Marines
45 Commando
Hostile: Shot
Taking part in an attack on an insurgent base in the southern province when shot
Full story
Helmand
Garmsir
15/01/07
Thomas Curry
Marine Thomas Curry
21 London
Wanstead
Royal Marines
42 Commando
Hostile: Shot
Died during a mission to clear Taleban positions
Full story
Helmand
Kajaki
13/01/07
James Dwyer
Lance Bombardier James Dwyer
22 South Africa Army
Royal Artillery, 29 Commando Regiment
Landmine
Killed when his vehicle hit an anti-tank mine during a mission in the desert
Full story
Helmand
Garmsir, desert south of
27/12/06
Richard Watson
Marine Richard Watson
23 Surrey
Caterham
Royal Marines
Royal Marines, 42 Commando
Hostile: Shot
Killed when patrol came under attack from the Taleban
Full story
Helmand
Now Zad
12/12/06
Jonathan Wigley
Marine Jonathan Wigley
21 Leics
Melton Mowbray
Royal Marines
45 Commando, Zulu Company
Hostile: Shot
Wounded during an operation aimed at Taleban forces. Airlifted to the UK military hospital at Camp Bastion, but died of his injuries
Full story
Helmand
Garmsir
05/12/06
Gary Wright
Marine Gary Wright
22 Stirl'shire
Blanefield
Royal Marines
45 Commando
Hostile: Suicide bomb
Died following attack on military convoy
Full story
Helmand
Lashkar Gah
19/10/06
Paul Muirhead
L/Cpl Paul Muirhead
29 Warks
Bearley
Army
Royal Irish Regiment, 1st Battalion
Hostile: Attack
Fatally injured in Taleban attack on base on 1 September, which also killed Ranger Anare Draiva
Full story
Helmand
Musa Qala
06/09/06
Mark Wright
Cpl Mark Wright
27 Edinburgh Army
Parachute Regiment, 3rd Battalion
Landmine
Died attempting to save the life of a fellow paratrooper when their patrol encountered an unmarked minefield.
Full story
Helmand
Kajaki
06/09/06
Luke McCulloch
L/Cpl Luke McCulloch
21 Kent
Gillingham
Army
Royal Irish Regiment, 1st Battalion
Hostile: Attack
Killed in Taleban attack on patrol, which left three other soldiers injured
Full story
Helmand
Sangin
06/09/06
Craig O'Donnell
Pte Craig O'Donnell
24 Dun'shire
Clydebank
Army
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland
Hostile: Suicide bomb
Killed in a suicide bomb attack, which also left four Afghan civilians dead
Full story
Kabul 04/09/06
Oliver Dicketts
Cpl Oliver Dicketts
27 East Sussex
Wadhurst
Army
Parachute Regiment
Accident: Air crash
One of 14 British personnel killed when Nimrod MR2 aircraft crashed. Fuel leak thought to be responsible
Full story
Kandahar 02/09/06
Gary Quilliam
Sgt Gary Quilliam
42 Morayshire
Forres, Moray
RAF
120 Squadron
Accident: Air crash
One of 14 British personnel killed when Nimrod MR2 aircraft crashed. Fuel leak thought to be responsible
Full story
Kandahar 02/09/06
John Langton
Sgt John Langton
29 Liverpool RAF
120 Squadron
Accident: Air crash
One of 14 British personnel killed when Nimrod MR2 aircraft crashed. Fuel leak thought to be responsible
Full story
Kandahar 02/09/06
Benjamin Knight
Sgt Benjamin Knight
25 Somerset
Bridgwater
RAF
120 Squadron
Accident: Air crash
One of 14 British personnel killed when Nimrod MR2 aircraft crashed. Fuel leak thought to be responsible
Full story
Kandahar 02/09/06
Gerard Bell
Flt Sgt Gerard Bell
48 Cambs
Ely
RAF
120 Squadron
Accident: Air crash
One of 14 British personnel killed when Nimrod MR2 aircraft crashed. Fuel leak thought to be responsible
Full story
Kandahar 02/09/06
Adrian Davies
Flt Sgt Adrian Davies
49 Bucks
Amersham
RAF
120 Squadron
Accident: Air crash
One of 14 British personnel killed when Nimrod MR2 aircraft crashed. Fuel leak thought to be responsible
Full story
Kandahar 02/09/06
Joseph Windall
Marine Joseph Windall
22 Bucks
Hazlemere
Royal Marines
Accident: Air crash
One of 14 British personnel killed when Nimrod MR2 aircraft crashed. Fuel leak thought to be responsible
Full story
Kandahar 02/09/06
Stephen Beattie
Flt Sgt Stephen Beattie
42 Dundee RAF
120 Squadron
Accident: Air crash
One of 14 British personnel killed when Nimrod MR2 aircraft crashed. Fuel leak thought to be responsible
Full story
Kandahar 02/09/06
Gary Andrews
Flt Sgt Gary Andrews
48 Moray
Fochabers
RAF
120 Squadron
Accident: Air crash
One of 14 British personnel killed when Nimrod MR2 aircraft crashed. Fuel leak thought to be responsible
Full story
Kandahar 02/09/06
Steve Swarbrick
Flt Lt Steve Swarbrick
28 Liverpool RAF
120 Squadron
Accident: Air crash
One of 14 British personnel killed when Nimrod MR2 aircraft crashed. Fuel leak thought to be responsible
Full story
Kandahar 02/09/06
Allan Squires
Flt Lt Allan Squires
39 Wirral
Clatterbridge
RAF
120 Squadron
Accident: Air crash
One of 14 British personnel killed when Nimrod MR2 aircraft crashed. Fuel leak thought to be responsible
Full story
Kandahar 02/09/06
Gareth Nicholas
Flt Lt Gareth Nicholas
40 Cornwall
Newquay
RAF
120 Squadron
Accident: Air crash
One of 14 British personnel killed when Nimrod MR2 aircraft crashed. Fuel leak thought to be responsible
Full story
Kandahar 02/09/06
Leigh Mitchelmore
Flt Lt Leigh Mitchelmore
28 Dorset
Bournemouth
RAF
120 Squadron
Accident: Air crash
One of 14 British personnel killed when Nimrod MR2 aircraft crashed. Fuel leak thought to be responsible
Full story
Kandahar 02/09/06
Steven Johnson
Flt Lt Steven Johnson
38 Notts
Collingham
RAF
120 Squadron
Accident: Air crash
One of 14 British personnel killed when Nimrod MR2 aircraft crashed. Fuel leak thought to be responsible
Full story
Kandahar 02/09/06
Anare Draiva
Ranger Anare Draiva
27 Fiji Army
Royal Irish Regiment, 1st Battalion
Hostile: Attack
Killed in attack on base, which also led to the death of L/Cpl Paul Muirhead
Full story
Helmand 01/09/06
Jonathan Hetherington
L/Cpl Jonathan Hetherington
22 Pemb'shire
Brawdy, Cawdor Barracks
Army
Royal Corps of Signals, 14 Signal Regiment (Electronic Warfare)
Hostile: Shot
Killed fighting rebels during an assault on his platoon house
Full story
Helmand
Musa Qala
27/08/06
Bryan Budd
Cpl Bryan Budd
29 North Yorkshire
Ripon
Army
Parachute Regiment, 3rd Battalion
Hostile: Shot
Single-handedly stormed Taleban position, saving seven colleagues. Awarded posthumous Victoria Cross
Full story
Helmand
Sangin
20/08/06
Sean Tansey
L/Cpl Sean Tansey
26 Tyne and Wear
Washington
Army
Life Guards
Accident
Killed as he repaired a damaged Scimitar tank
Full story
Helmand
Sangin area
12/08/06
Leigh Reeves
Pte Leigh Reeves
25 Leics
Leicester
Army
Royal Logistic Corps
Accident: Road traffic
A driver, Pte Reeves died in an accident in which no-one else was injured
Full story
Kabul
Camp Souter
09/08/06
Andrew Cutts
Pte Andrew Cutts
19 Notts
Mansfield
Army
Royal Logistic Corps, Air Assault Support Regiment
Hostile: Battle
Troops came under "substantial fire" from Taleban during operation, involving 500 UK troops
Full story
Helmand
Musa Qala
06/08/06
Ralph Johnson
2nd Lt Ralph Johnson
24 Berkshire
Windsor
Army
Household Cavalry Regiment
Hostile: Attack
One of three killed when patrol attacked with rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns. Inquest verdict: Unlawful killing
Full story
Helmand 01/08/06
Alex Eida
Capt Alex Eida
29 Surrey
Coulsdon
Army
Royal Horse Artillery
Hostile: Attack
One of three killed when patrol attacked with rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns. Inquest verdict: Unlawful killing
Full story
Helmand 01/08/06
Ross Nicholls
L/Cpl Ross Nicholls
27 Edinburgh Army
Household Cavalry Regiment
Hostile: Attack
One of three killed when patrol attacked with rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns. Inquest verdict: Unlawful killing
Full story
Helmand 01/08/06
Peter Thorpe
Cpl Peter Thorpe
27 Cumbria
Barrow-in-Furness
Army
Royal Corps of Signals, in Afghanistan with 3rd Para Battlegroup
Hostile: Attack
One of two soldiers killed when rocket-propelled grenade hit government compound. Afghan interpeter also killed
Full story
Helmand
Sangin
05/07/06
Damien Jackson
Pte Damien Jackson
19 Tyne and Wear
South Shields
Army
Parachute Regiment, 3rd Battalion
Hostile: Shot
Shot in firefight with Taleban during operation to clear helicopter landing site
Full story
Helmand
Sangin area
05/07/06
Jabron Hashmi
L/Cpl Jabron Hashmi
24 Birmingham Army
Intelligence Corps, attached to Royal Corps of Signals, in Afghanistan with 3rd Para Battlegroup
Hostile: Attack
One of two soldiers killed when rocket-propelled grenade hit government compound. Afghan interpeter also killed
Full story
Helmand
Sangin
01/07/06
Paul Bartlett
Sgt Paul Bartlett
35 n/a Royal Marines
Hostile: Attack
One of two soldiers killed in gun battle after raid to capture four Taleban members
Full story
Helmand
Sangin
27/06/06
David Patten
Capt David Patten
38 County Londonderry
Aghadowey, near Coleraine
Army
Parachute Regiment
Hostile: Attack
One of two soldiers killed in gun battle after raid to capture four Taleban members
Full story
Helmand
Sangin
27/06/06
Jim Philippson
Capt Jim Philippson
29 Herts
St Albans
Army
7 Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery
Hostile: Shot
Patrol involved in a firefight against suspected Taleban forces, with two other soldiers seriously injured
Full story
Helmand 11/06/06
Peter Craddock
L/Cpl Peter Craddock
31 Berkshire
Newbury
Army
Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment, 1st Battalion
Accident: Road traffic
Vehicle hit a tractor on L/Cpl Craddock's last patrol of tour of duty
Full story
Helmand
Lashkar Gah
27/03/06
Mark Cridge
Cpl Mark Cridge
25 n/a Army
Royal Corps of Signals, 7 Signal Regiment
Under investigation
No hostile action was suspected after initial investigations, the MoD said
Full story
Helmand
Camp Bastion
22/03/06
Steven Sherwood
L/Cpl Steven Sherwood
23 Herefordshire
Ross-on-Wye
Army
Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment, 1st Battalion
Hostile: Ambush
Convoy came under fire, leaving five other soldiers injured
Full story
Balkh
Mazar-e-Sharif
29/10/05
Jonathan Kitulagoda
Pte Jonathan Kitulagoda
23 Devon
Plymouth
Army
Rifle Volunteers (TA)
Hostile: Suicide bomb
Killed in attack near military base which injured four other UK soldiers
Full story
Kabul 28/01/04
John Gregory
Cpl John Gregory
30 North Yorkshire
Catterick
Army
Royal Logistic Corps
Suicide: Shot
Cpl Gregory shot dead Sgt Robert Busuttil at a barbecue, then killed himself
Full story
Kabul
International Airport Base
17/08/02
Robert Busuttil
Sgt Robert Busuttil
30 Swansea Army
Royal Logistic Corps
Unlawful killing: Shot
Shot dead at a barbecue by Cpl John Gregory, who then commited suicide
Full story
Kabul
International Airport Base
17/08/02
Silhouette
Pte Darren George
23 Surrey
Pirbright
Army
Royal Anglian Regiment
Accident: Shot
Shot by a colleague who had a 'dizzy spell' while handling a machine gun
Full story
Kabul 09/04/02



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