Factsheet

Operations in the Balkans: British Fatalities

It is with very deep regret that the Ministry of Defence has confirmed the following fatalities suffered during operations in the Balkans.

IN DEPTH: Balkans

As at 10 June 2006, a total of 72 British Forces personnel have died while serving in the Balkans since the start of operations in 1992.

Flight Sergeant Malcolm Walter Gilmore, United Kingdom Support Unit Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (UKSU SHAPE), aged 51, died as a result of a heart attack in Camp Able, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, on 10 June 2006.

Corporal Christian Laine Bond, King's Regiment, aged 27, died as a result of a road traffic accident in Kosovo, Glocgovac, Former Yugoslavia (Now Serbia and Montenegro), on 19 October 2004.

Private James Carl Rogers, The Royal Regiment of Wales (RRW), aged 17, died as a result of a gun shot wound in Kosovo, Former Yugoslavia (Now Serbia and Montenegro), on 17 December 2001.

Private Robert Donkin, Black Watch, aged 24, died in Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham, on 14 November 2001 as a result of a severe burns which occurred in Kosovo.

Private James Phillip Southworth, Royal Army Veterinary Corp (RAVC), aged 18, died as a result of a gun shot wound in Kosovo, Former Yugoslavia (Now Serbia and Montenegro), on 2 September 2001.

Sapper Ian Collins, Royal Engineers (RE), aged 22, died from injuries in Skopjke, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, on 27 August 2001.

Trooper Adam Edward Slater, 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's) (9/12 LANCERS), aged 24, died as a result of a mine explosion in Macedonia / Kosovo Border, Kosovo, Former Yugoslavia (Now Serbia and Montenegro), on 13 April 2001.

Captain Andrew Michael Crous, Army Air Corps (AAC), aged 28, died as a result of a helicopter crash in Kosovo, Former Yugoslavia (Now Serbia and Montenegro), on 9 April 2001.

Flight Lieutenant Mark James Maguire, RAF Benson, aged 31, died as a result of a helicopter crash in Kosovo, Kacanik, Former Yugoslavia (Now Serbia and Montenegro), on 9 April 2001.

Private Paul George Crellin, King's Own Royal Border Regiment (KORBR), aged 22, died as a result of a gun shot wound in Manjaca Ranges, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 7 September 2000.

Lance Bombadier Christopher Mathew Manley, Royal Artillery (RA), aged 26, died as a result of a heart attack in Sanski Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 26 August 2000.

Craftsman Anthony Richard Pike, Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (REME), aged 21, died as a result of a gun shot wound in Bosnia, on 4 May 2000.

Lance Corporal David John Cronin, The Royal Green Jackets (RGJ), aged 26, died as a result of a gun shot wound in Kosovo, Pristina, Former Yugoslavia (Now Serbia and Montenegro), on 14 March 2000.

Lance Corporal Katie Louise Tranter, Adjutant General's Corps (Staff & Personnel Support) (AGC (SPS)), aged 19, died in Oxford on 27 February 2000, as a result of an accident which occurred in Split, Croatia.

Lance Corporal William Nicholas Vanstone, The Royal Regiment of Wales (RRW), aged 27, died as a result of a road traffic accident in Jelero To Makowic-Grad, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 6 December 1999.

Private Richard Allan Lloyd, The Royal Regiment of Wales (RRW), aged 18, died as a result of a road traffic accident in Jelero To Makowic-Grad, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 6 December 1999.

Corporal Peter Jonathan Bradley, Royal Engineers (RE), aged 28, died as a result of a explosive accident in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 11 September 1999.

Private Paul John McManus, Royal Logistic Corps (RLC), aged 35, died as a result of a fall in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 4 September 1999.

Trooper Daniel David Holt, King's Royal Hussars, aged 19, died as a result of a road traffic accident in Kosovo, Former Yugoslavia (Now Serbia and Montenegro), on 25 July 1999.

Sergeant Balaram Rai, Queen's Gurkha Engineers, aged 35, died as a result of a mine explosion in Kosovo, Negrovce, Former Yugoslavia (Now Serbia and Montenegro), on 21 June 1999.

Lieutenant Gareth John Maurice Evans, Royal Engineers (RE), aged 25, died as a result of a mine explosion in Kosovo, Negrovce, Former Yugoslavia (Now Serbia and Montenegro), on 21 June 1999.

Sergeant Robert David Lyon, The Parachute Regiment (PARA), aged 30, died as a result of a road traffic accident near Prozor, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 8 May 1999.

Gunner Christopher William Smith, Royal Artillery (RA), aged 20, died as a result of a road traffic accident in south west of Glamoc, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 28 April 1999.

Lance Corporal Christopher John Addis, Army Air Corps (AAC), aged 26, died in Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, on 31 December 1998, as a result of a helicopter crash which occurred in Gornji Vakuf, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 22 December 1998.

Captain Philip Charles Henry Jarvis, Army Air Corps (AAC), aged 27, died as a result of a helicopter crash in Gornji Vakuf, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 22 December 1998.

Sergeant David John Kinsley, Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (REME), aged 34, died as a result of a helicopter crash in Gornji Vakuf, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 22 December 1998.

Sapper Stephen Anthony Stewart, Royal Engineers (RE), aged 24, died as a result of exposure to inanimate mechanical forces in Mrkonjic Grad, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 8 December 1998.

Lance Corporal Tammy Gill, Royal Army Medical Corp (RAMC), aged 23, died in Royal Hospital Haslar, Gosport, Hants, on 24 September 1998, as a result of a road traffic accident which occurred in the Former Yugoslavia.

Lance Corporal Jason Lawrence, Royal Army Medical Corp (RAMC), aged 23, died as a result of a road traffic accident in south east of Sanski, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 23 June 1998.

Lance Corporal Kevin Bell, Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (REME), aged 28, died as a result of a road traffic accident in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 11 June 1998.

Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Baker, Intelligence Corps, aged 42, died as a result of a heart attack in Sarjevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 25 October 1997.

Lance Corporal Anthony Claire, Royal Logistic Corps (RLC), aged 40, died from natural causes in Split, Croatia, on 24 October 1997.

Private Stuart Brian Wilson, Royal Logistic Corps (RLC), aged 20, died as a result of a road traffic accident in Mrkonijc Grad, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 7 July 1997.

Private Marc Jon Symonds, Royal Logistic Corps (RLC), aged 19, died as a result of a road traffic accident in Mrkonijic Grad, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 7 July 1997.

Lance Corporal Kevin Mark Pawley, Royal Logistic Corps (RLC), aged 23, died as a result of a shooting near Jezero, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 1 December 1996.

Corporal Gregory Karsten Sheppard, Adjutant General's Corps (AGC), aged 27, died from choking in Bosnia, on 6 November 1996.

Lance Corporal Steven Mark Thirlwell, The Prince of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment (PWO), aged 26, died as a result of a road traffic accident near Cold Hussar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 4 November 1996.

Private Simon Lee Terence Jeans, Royal Logistic Corps (RLC), aged 25, died in Frimley Park, Frimley, Surrey, on 17 September 1996, as a result of an assault which occurred in Kastel Luksic, Split, Croatia.

Trooper Aled Martin Jones, The Queen's Dragoon Guards (QDG), aged 18, died as a result of a gun shot wound in Kljuc, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 18 July 1996.

Private David John Baird, Royal Logistic Corps (RLC), aged 23, died as a result of head injuries in Trojir Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 14 May 1996.

Signaller Andrew Thomas Martindale, Royal Signals (R SIGS), aged 23, died as a result of a gun shot wound in Visegrad Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 8 May 1996.

Lance Corporal Christopher Stuart McLeish, Royal Engineers (RE), aged 24, died in Bundeswehe Krakenhaus Kob, Germany, on 18 March 1996, as a result of burns sustained in Bosnia.

Private Simon Leslie Fox, The Light Infantry (LI), aged 24, died as a result of a gun shot wound in Kulen Vakuf, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 28 February 1996.

Trooper John Robert Kelly, The Light Dragoons, aged 21, died as a result of a mine explosion in Titov Devar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 28 January 1996.

Trooper Andrew Ovington, The Light Dragoons, aged 25, died as a result of exposure to inanimate mechanical forces in Titov Devar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 28 January 1996.

Lieutenant Richard Wyndham Madden, The Light Dragoons, aged 25, died as a result of a mine explosion in Titov Devar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 28 January 1996.

Signaller Mark Maxwell, Royal Signals (R SIGS), aged 22, died as a result of a gun shot wound in Sarajavo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 24 December 1995.

Fusilier Gary Riches, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (RRF), aged 24, died as a result of a gun shot wound in Bugojno, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 25 October 1995.

Staff Sergeant Ronald Paul Hodgkinson, Royal Signals (R SIGS), aged 32, died from natural causes in Croatia on 5 September 1995.

Air Trooper Graham Shane Witherstone, Army Air Corps (AAC), aged 20, died as a result of a helicopter crash near Ploce Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 20 August 1995.

Sergeant Martin Charles Osborne, Army Air Corps (AAC), aged 30, died as a result of a helicopter crash near Ploce Croatia, Croatia, on 20 August 1995.

Corporal Ian David Macdonald, Army Air Corps (AAC), aged 29, died as a result of a helicopter crash near Ploce Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 20 August 1995.

Air Trooper Roger Willingale, Army Air Corps (AAC), aged 22, died as a result of a helicopter crash near Ploce Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 20 August 1995.

Private Dale William Little, Royal Logistic Corps (RLC), aged 19, died as a result of a gun shot wound in Tomislavgrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 22 July 1995.

Private Darren Stuart Hole, The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment (D&D), aged 21, died as a result of a gun shot wound in Vitez, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 23 June 1995.

Private Indrakumar Limbu, Gurkha Rifles, aged 27, died in Woolwich Hospital, London, on 14 June 1995, as a result of a road traffic accident which occurred in Bosnia.

Lance Corporal Stephen John Hunt, Royal Logistic Corps (RLC), aged 42, died from natural causes in Visoko, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 7 June 1995.

Signaller Lee Ryan Harper, Royal Signals (R SIGS), aged 20, died as a result of a fall from a moving vehicle in Split-Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 25 March 1995.

Private James Christopher Bainger, Royal Army Medical Corp (RAMC), aged 24, died as a result of a gun shot wound in Zepce, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 18 November 1994.

Private Phillip Russell Armstrong, Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry (RGBW), aged 21, died as a result of a road traffic accident in Goradze, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 12 September 1994.

Private Martin Derek Dowdell, Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry (RGBW), aged 19, died as a result of a road traffic accident in Goradze, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 12 September 1994.

Private Christopher Mark Turner, Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry (RGBW), aged 18, died as a result of a road traffic accident in Goradze, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 12 September 1994.

Private Benjamin Hinton, Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry (RGBW), aged 22, died as a result of a road traffic accident in Goradze, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 9 September 1994.

Sapper Barry John Nicholas, Royal Engineers (RE), aged 20, died as a result of a mine explosion in Gorni Vakuf, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 16 August 1994.

Corporal Philip Keith Bottomley, Royal Logistic Corps (RLC), aged 25, died as a result of a gun shot wound in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 27 July 1994.

Private Shaun Richard Taylor, Duke of Wellingtons Regiment (DWR), aged 20, died as a result of a gun shot wound in Goradze, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 26 June 1994.

Captain Steven Peter Wormald, 158 (Royal Anglian) Transport Regiment (Volunteers) (R ANGLIAN), aged 28, died as a result of a landmine explosion in Rajci, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 29 April 1994.

Marine Timothy Patrick Coates, 42 Commando Royal Marines (42 Cdo RM), aged 28, died as a result of a shooting in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 17 April 1994.

Corporal Fergus McIndoe Rennie, The Parachute Regiment (PARA), aged 28, died as a result of a gun shot wound in Gorazde, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 15 April 1994.

Corporal Barney Dylan Warburton, Royal Engineers (RE), aged 27, died as a result of a landmine explosion in Stari Vitez, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 19 March 1994.

Lance Corporal John Darren Rocke, Royal Irish Regiment (R IRISH), aged 27, died as a result of a gun shot wound in Vitez, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 6 March 1993.

Lance Corporal Wayne John Edwards, Royal Welch Fusiliers (RWF), aged 26, died as a result of a gun shot wound whilst on peacekeeping duties in Gornji Vakuf, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 13 January 1993.

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