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The Guardian | Tuesday 22 June 2010

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Afghanistan The fallen British troops engaged in the international fight against the Taliban since 2001 marked a bloody milestone yesterday as the death toll from nine years of fighting reached 300
09.04.2002 17.08.02 17.08.02 28.01.04 29.10.05 22.03.06 27.03.06 11.06.06 27.06.06 27.06.06 01.07.06 01.07.06 05.07.06 01.08.06 Reconnaissance patrol attacked 01.08.06 01.08.06 06.08.06 09.08.06 12.08.06 20.08.06 27.08.06 01.09.06 02.09.06 Nimrod MR2 crashes in southern Afghanistan 09.04.2002 09.04.2002 09.04.2002 09.04.2002 09.04.2002 09.04.2002 09.04.2002

Afghanistan fatalities by year
All causes since start of operations Total

108

Where they came from

Pte Darren George, 22 1st Btn, R Anglian Regt Originally from Essex Cause/place of death: Weapon discharge (accidental), Kabul

Cpl John Gregory, 30, R Log Corps Catterick Suicide, Kabul

Sgt Robert Busuttil, 30 R Log Corps Tycoch, Swansea Homicide, Kabul

All causes operations 02.09.06 Nimrod MR2 crashes in southern Afghanistan 09.04.2002 since start of09.04.2002 Total

Afghanistan fatalities by year

Pte Jonathan Kitulagoda, 23 E (Devon & Dorset) Co, Rifle Volunteers, TA Clifton, Bedfordshire Suicide bomber, Kabul

09.04.2002

108

Lce Cpl Steven Sherwood, 23 1st Btn, R Gloucs, Berks & Wilts Lt Infantry Ross-on-Wye Hostile fire, Mazar-i Sharif

Cpl Mark Cridge, 25 Lce Cpl Peter 7 Signal Regt, R Corps Craddock, 31 of Signals 1st Btn, R Gloucs, Berks & Undisclosed Wilts Regt Undisclosed, Camp start of operations Newbury All causes since Bastion Road accident, Lashkar Total Gah

Afghanistan fatalities by year
04.09.06

Capt Jim Philippson, 29 7 Para Regt R Horse Arty St Albans Hostile fire, Helmand

108

Sgt Paul Bartlett, 35 R Marines Not reported Hostile fire, Sangin

Capt David Patton, 38 Para Regt Ulster Hostile fire, Sangin

Lce Cpl Jabron Hashmi, 24 Intel Corps Birmingham Small arms fire, Sangin

Where they came from
05.12.06

Cpl Peter Thorpe, 27 Royal Signals Cumbria Small arms fire, Sangin

Pte Damien Jackson, 19 3rd Btn Para Regt South Shields, Tyne & Wear Small arms fire, Sangin

Capt Alex Eida, 29 R Horse Arty Surrey RPG, Helmand

2nd Lt Ralph Johnson, 24 Household Cavalry Regt Windsor RPG, Helmand

Lce Cpl Ross Nicholls, 27 Blues and Royals Edinburgh RPG, Helmand

09.04.2002

09.04.2002

300
39 42
Flt Lt Leigh Mitchelmore, 28 No 120 Sqdn Bournemouth Plane crash

300
0 3

Where they06.09.06 from came 39 42 51 55

Pte Andrew Barrie Cutts, 19 13 Air Assault Support Regt, R Log Corps Mansfield Small arms fire, Musa Qala

300
21.02.07

Pte Leigh Reeves, 25 R Logs Corps Leicester Road accident, Kabul

39 42

Lce Cpl Sean Tansey, 26 Life Guards Washington, Tyne & Wear Accident, Helmand

51

55

Cpl Bryan Budd, 29 20.08.06 3rd Btn Para Regt Ripon, N Yorks Small arms fire, Sangin

Lce Cpl Jonathan Hetherington, 22 14 Signal Regt South Wales Hostile fire, Musa Qala

Ranger Anare Draiva, 27 1 R Irish Regt Fiji Hostile fire, Musa Qala

Flt Sgt Gary Andrews, 48 No 120 Sqdn Tankerton, Kent Plane crash , Sth Afghanistan

Flt Sgt Stephen Beattie, 42 No 120 Sqdn Dundee Plane crash

Flt Sgt Gerard Bell, 48 No 120 Sqdn Ely, Cambridgeshire Plane crash

Flt Sgt Adrian Davies, 49 No 120 Sqdn Amersham, Bucks Plane crash

Cpl Oliver Dicketts, 27 Para Regt Wadhurst, E Sussex Plane crash

Flt Lt Steven Johnson, 38 No 120 Sqdn Collingham, Notts Plane crash

Sgt Benjamin Knight, 25 No 120 Sqdn Bridgewater Plane crash

Sgt John Langton, 29 No 120 Sqdn Liverpool Plane crash

06.09.06

06.09.06

19.10.06

12.12.06

27.12.06

13.01.07

15.01.07

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

0

3

0

1 121.02.07

03.03.07

09.04.2002

Afghanistan fatalities by year13.04.07 06.03.07 08.03.07
All causes since start of operations Total

108

03.05.07

20.05.07

Where they came from

26.05.07

28.05.07

51

55 0 1 1
Flt Lt Steven Swarbrick, 28 No 120 Sqdn Liverpool Plane crash

300
Lce Cpl Paul Muirhead, 29 1st Btn, R Irish Regt Bearley, Warks Hostile fire, Musa Qala Lce Cpl Luke McCulloch, 21 1st Btn, R Irish Regt Cape Town Hostile fire, Sangin Mne Gary Wright, 22 45 Cdo R Marines Glasgow Suicide bomber, Lashkar Gah Mne Jonathan Wigley, 21 Zulu Co, 45 Cdo R Marines Melton Mowbray, Leics Friendly fire, Helmand Mne Richard Watson, 23 42 Cdo R Marines Caterham, Surrey Small arms fire, Now Zad Lce Bmbdr James Dwyer, 22 29 Cdo Regt R Arty Durban, South Africa IED, Helmand Mne Thomas Curry, 21 42 Cdo R Marines East London Small arms fire, Kajaki Lce Cpl Mathew Ford, 30 45 Cdo R Marines Immingham, Lincs. Hostile fire, Garmsir Mne Jonathan Holland, 23 45 Cdo R Marines Chorley, Lancs Mine, Sangin

Flt Lt Gareth Sgt Gary Quilliam, 42 Flt Lt Allan Squires, 39 Nicholas, 40 No 120 Sqdn No 120 Sqdn No 120 Sqdn Manchester Clatterbridge, Redruth,2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007Merseyside Plane crash 2001 Cornwall 2008 2009 2010 Plane crash Plane crash

0

3

0

1

1

2001 2002 2003 Pte 2005 2006 24 2008 2009 2010 Mne Joseph Windall, 22 2004 Craig O’Donnell, 2007Cpl Mark Wright, 27 Royal Marines Argyll & Sutherland 3rd Btn, Para Regt Hazlemere, Bucks Highlanders Edinburgh Plane crash Clydebank Mine, Kajaki Suicide bomber, Kabul

All causes since start of operations

Age of fatalities

107

81

Mne Scott Summers, 23 J Co, 42 Cdo R Marines Crawley, E Sussex Accident, Helmand

Lce Bmbdr Ross Clark, 25 29 Cdo Regt R Arty South Africa Rocket fire, Sangin

Total

300
Not detailed

Lce Bmbdr Liam McLaughlin, 21 29 Cdo Regt R Arty Lancashire Rocket fire, Sangin

2001 2002 2003 2004
05.09.07

0

Mne Benjamin Reddy, 22 K Co., 42 Cdo R Marines Ascot, Berkshire Small arms fire, Kajaki

3

0

1

WO Class 2 Michael Smith, 39 29 Cdo Regt R Artillery Liverpool Grenade, 2006 2007 2005 Sangin

39 42

51

55
Gdsmn Simon Davison, 22 1st Btn Grenadier Guards Newcastle upon Tyne Small arms fire, Garmsir Lce Cpl George Davey, 23 1st Btn R Anglian Regt Great Yarmouth Accident, Sangin Gdsmn Daniel Probyn, 22 1st Btn Grenadier Guards Tipton, W Midlands Hostile fire, Garmsir Cpl Darren Bonner, 31 1st Btn R Anglian Regt Gorleston, Norfolk Hostile fire, Helmand

1

Pte Chris Gray, 19 A Co, 1st Btn R Anglian Regt Leicester Small arms fire, Helmand 2008 2009 2010

30.05.07

06.06.07

09.06.07

24.06.07

30.06.07

All causes since start of operations All causes since start of operations

Age of fatalities

01.07.07

12.07.07

25.07.07

26.07.07

27.07.07

29.07.07

10.08.07

11.08.07

23.08.07 US air support 09.04.2002position hit British

Total

52

09.04.2002

30.08.07

09.04.2002

08.09.07

09.04.2002

17.09.07

20.09.07

09.04.2002

Age of fatalities

Total

107 81
Capt Sean Dolan, 40 1st Btn, Worcs & Sherwood Foresters W Midlands Mortar, Qaleh-i-Gaz

107
Cpl Mike Gilyeat, 28 R Military Police Hanover Helicopter crash (RPG attack), Kajaki Lce Cpl Paul Sandford, 23 1st Btn Worcs & Sherwood Foresters Nottingham Small arms fire, Gereshk

300
19
Drummer Thomas Wright, 21 1st Btn Worcs & Sherwood Foresters Not Ripley, Derbyshire detailed IED, Lashkar Gah

300
19
36-40

30
Under 20 21-25 26-30 31-35

19
36-40

10
41+

1

All causes since start of operations

Age of fatalities

Total

81

107
30 10
41+
20.02.08

52

Gdsmn Neil Downes, 20 1st Btn Grenadier Guards Manchester IED, Sangin

52
Under 20 21-25
20.01.08

300
Pte Johan Botha, 25 2nd Btn, Mercian Regt (Worcesters & Foresters) Pretoria, S Africa Hostile fire, Garmsir

Not detailed

30
26-30
14.11.07

1

10
41+

04.10.07

Under 20 21-25

09.11.07

31-35

36-40

04.12.07

1

26-30

31-35

Sgt Dave Wilkinson, 33 1st Btn Grenadier Guards, 19 Regt R Arty Ashford, Kent IED, Gereshk

Gdsmn Daryl Hickey, 27 1st Btn Grenadier Guards Birmingham Small arms fire, Gereshk

Lce Cpl Alex Hawkins, 22 1st Btn R Anglian Regt East Dereham, Norfolk IED, Sangin

Gdsmn David Atherton, 25 1st Btn Grenadier Guards Manchester Small arms fire, Gereshk

Sgt Barry Keen, 34 245 Signal Sqdn, 14 Signals Regt Gateshead Mortar, Mirmandab

Lce Cpl Michael Jones, 26 R Marines Newbald, E Yorkshire Hostile fire, Sth Afghanistan

Pte Tony Rawson, 27 1st Btn R Anglian Regt Dagenham, Essex Hostile fire, Jusyalay, nr Sangin

Capt David Hicks, 26 1st Btn R Anglian Regt Surrey RPG, Sangin

Pte Robert Foster, 19 1st Btn R Anglian Regt Harlow, Essex Friendly fire, Kajaki

Rank

Pte Aaron McClure, 19 1st Btn R Anglian Regt Ipswich Friendly fire, Kajaki

Pte John Thrumble, 21 1st Btn R Anglian Regt Chelmsford Friendly fire, Kajaki

Fatalities since start of operations, four undisclosed
25.05.08 08.06.08 Suicide bomb attack on a patrol in Sangin 09.04.2002 09.04.2002

Senior Aircraftman Christopher Bridge, 20 51 Sqdn, RAF Regt Sheffield IED, Kandahar

52

Pte Ben Ford, 18 2nd Btn Mercian Regt (Worcesters & Foresters), Chesterfield IED, Lashkar Gah

81 Pte Damian Wright, 23 2nd Btn Mercian Regt 30

(Worcesters & Foresters) Mansfield IED, Lashkar Gah

08.12.07

17.02.08

30.03.08

09.04.2002

13.04.08

09.04.2002

21.04.08

02.05.08

19.05.08

Rank Rank
Mjr Alexis Roberts, 32 2nd Btn (with 1st Btn) R Gurkha Rifles Kent IED, Kandahar

Fatalities since start of operations, four undisclosed Fatalities since start of operations, four undisclosed
Lce Cpl Jake Alderton, 22 20 Field Sqdn, 36 Engineer Regt Bexley Road accident, Sangin NCOs Capt John McDermid, 43 R Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Btn R Regt of Scotland Glasgow IED, Sangin Tpr Jack Sadler, 21 Honourable Arty Co Exeter IED, Sangin Sgt Lee Johnson, 33 2nd Btn Yorkshire Regt (Green Howards) Stockton-on-Tees IED, Musa Qala Cpl Darryl Gardiner, 25 REME (5th Reg R Arty, NCOs 52 Brigade’s Recon Force) Salisbury IED, Musa Qala

149 26
Mne David Marsh, 23 40 Cdo R Marines Sheffield IED, Kajaki Lt John Thornton, 22 40 Cdo R Marines Ferndown, Dorset IED, Kajaki Senior Aircraftman Graham Livingstone, 23 RAF Regt Glasgow IED, Kandahar Senior Aircraftman Gary Thompson, 51 R Auxiliary Air Force Regt Nottingham IED, Kandahar Tpr Robert Pearson, 22 Queens R Lcers Regt Grimsby IED, Gereshk Tpr Ratu Sakeasi Babakobau, 29 Household Cavalry Regt Fiji IED, Now Zad James Thompson, 27 SAS Whitley Bay, Tyneside Explosion, Musa Qala Mne Dale Gostick, 22 3 Troop Armoured Support Co Oxford IED, Sangin Pte Nathan Cuthbertson, 19 2nd Btn, Para Regt Sunderland IED, Sangin

NCOs

Private/sappers/ fusiliers/rifleman

Officers

12.06.08

09.04.2002

10 detailed 17.06.08 Bomb attack on vehicle near Lashkar Gah 09.04.2002 19 09.04.2002 1
26-30 31-35 36-40 41+

Not

Sgt Craig Brelsford, 25 2nd Btn, Mercian Regt (Worcesters & Foresters) Nottingham Hostile fire, Garmsir

Cpl Ivano Violino, 29 20 Field Sqdn, 36 Engineer Regt Salford IED, Gereshk

Clr Sgt Phillip Newman, 36 2nd Btn Mercian Regt (Worcesters & Foresters) Not disclosed Road accident, Gereshk

Pte Brian Tunnicliffe, 33 2nd Btn Mercian Regt (Worcesters & Foresters) Ilkeston, Derbyshire Road accident, Gereshk

09.04.2002

24.06.08

24.06.08

Under 20 21-25

121

26
Rank
Lce Cpl James Bateman, 29 2nd Btn Para Regt Staines, Middlesex Hostile fire, Gereshk Pte Jeff Doherty, 20 Cpl Sarah Bryant, 26 Lce Fatalities since start of operations, four undisclosed Cpl Richard 2nd Btn Para Regt Coventry Hostile fire, Gereshk Intel Corps Burscough IED, Lashkar Gah Larkin, 39 TA SAS 23 Brigade Not disclosed IED, Lashkar Gah Cpl Sean Reeve, 28 R Signals Not disclosed IED, Lashkar Gah Tpr Paul Stout, 31 TA SAS 23 Brigade Not disclosed IED, Lashkar Gah

27.06.08

28.06.08

149

22.07.08

Private/sappers/ fusiliers/rifleman

Officers

121

24.07.08

26

149

Cpl Damian Cpl DamianOfficers Mulvihill, 32 Lawrence, 25 40 Cdo Private/sappers/ R Marines 2nd Btn Yorkshire Regt Plymouth fusiliers/rifleman (Green Howards) IED, Sangin Whitby, N Yorkshire IED, Kajaki

121

Pte Daniel Gamble, 22 2nd Btn, Para Regt Uckfield, East Sussex IED, Sangin

Pte Charles Murray, 19 2nd Btn, Para Regt Carlisle IED, Sangin

Afghanistan fatalities by year
All causes since start of operations Total

108

Pte Joe Whittaker, 20 4th Btn Para Regt Stratford-upon-Avon IED, Helmand

28.07.08

29.07.08

11.08.08

18.08.08

04.09.08

10.09.08

12.09.08

13.09.08

15.10.08

04.11.08

12.11.08

09.04.2002

Cause of death 166

15.11.08

24.11.08

All fatalities since start of operations

Total

300
16
RPG
07.05.09

149

NCOs

Officers Private/sappers/ 27.11.08 09.04.2002 fusiliers/rifleman

121

26

12.12.08

12.12.08 Suicide bomb attack while on patrol with ANA in Sangin 12.12.08 09.04.2002

300
0 3

WO Class 2 Michael Williams, 40 2nd Btn Para Regt Cardiff Small arms fire, Helmand

Where

15.12.08

17.12.08

21.12.08

39 42 0 1

51

55

WO Class 2 Dan Shirley, 32 13 Air Assault Support Regt R Logs. Corps Leicester Road accident, Helmand

Lce Cpl James Cpl Jason Stuart Johnson, 31 Barnes, 25 B Co 5th Btn R Regt of REME (2nd Btn Para Regt) Scotland Exeter All fatalities since startIED, operations of Kajaki Strathclyde Mine, Lashkar Gah

Cause of death 166

Lce Cpl Kenneth Michael Rowe, 24 R Army Veterinary Corps Newcastle Total Small arms fire, Sangin

24.12.08

31.12.08

01.01.09

11.01.09

300
53
Others

Sgt Jonathan Mathews, 35 Highlanders, 4th Btn, R Regt of Scotland Edinburgh Small arms fire, Marjah

Pte Peter Joe Signaller Wayne All fatalities since startBland, 21 of operations Cowton, 25 2nd Btn Para Regt 16 Signal Regt Basingstoke Leeds IED, Nahr-e Saraj Suicide bomber, Kabul

Cause of death 166

Afghanistan fatalities by year
Cpl Barry Dempsey, 29 Total R Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Btn, R Regt of Scotland Ayrshire IED, Gereshk

300
53
Others

Ranger Justin James Cupples, 29 1st Btn R Irish Regt County Cavan IED, Sangin

WO Class 2 Gary O’Donnell GM, 40 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regt R Log Corps Edinburgh IED, Musa Qala

Pte Jason Lee Rawstron, 23 2nd Btn Para Regt Clayton-Le-Moors, Lancashire Small arms fire, FOB Gibraltar

Lce Cpl Nicky Mason, 26 2nd Btn Para Regt Aveley, Essex Explosion, Kajaki

Tpr James Munday, 21 D Sqdn, Household Cavalry Regt, Coleshill, Birmingham IED, Helmand

Rifleman Yubraj Rai, 28 2nd Btn R Gurkha Rifles Khotang, E Nepal Small arms fire, Musa Qala

Mne Neil David Dunstan, 32 UK Landing Force Comm Supp Grp, R Marines Bournemouth IED, Garmsir

Mne Robert Joseph McKibben, 32 UK Landing Force Comm Supp Grp, R Marines Westport, Co Mayo IED, Garmsir

48
IED/ explosion
09.04.2002

17
Hostile fire

53
Others

All causes since start of operations
Clr Sgt Krishnabahadur Dura, 36 2nd Btn R Gurkha Rifles Lamjung, Western Nepal IED, Musa Qala Mne Alexander Lucas, 24 45 Cdo R Marines Southampton IED, Kajaki Mne Tony Evans, 20 Total 42 Cdo R Marines Sunderland RPG, Lashkar Gah

Small arms fire

Cause of death
07.05.09 166

300
0 3

Mne Georgie Sparks, 19 42 Cdo R Marines Epping, Essex RPG, Lashkar Gah

Lce Cpl Steven ‘Jamie’ Fellows, 26 Whiskey Co, 45 Cdo High Wycombe, Bucks IED, Sangin

108

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Mne Damian Davies, 27 Cdo Log Regt Telford, Shropshire Suicide bomber, Sangin Sgt John Manuel, 38 Co. HQ, X-Ray Co, 45 Cdo R Marines Gateshead, Tyne & Wear Suicide bomber, Sangin Cpl Marc Birch, 26 6 Troop, X-Ray Co, R Marines Kingsthorpe, Northants Suicide bomber, Sangin Lt Aaron Lewis, 26 29 Cdo Regt R Arty Essex Hostile fire, Gereshk Rifleman Stuart Nash, 21 1st Btn Rifles Sydney Hostile fire, Zarghun Kalay Cpl Robert Deering, 33 Cdo Log Regt Solihull IED, Lashkar Gah

1 Where they came from

All fatalities since start of operations
09.04.2002 07.05.09

Total
12.05.09

14.01.09

09.04.2002

17.01.09

30.01.09

14.02.09

16.02.09

25.02.09 Explosion during escort patrol in Gereshk 09.04.2002 09.04.2002

25.02.09

14.03.09

15.03.09

28.04.09

300 39
1

51 42 14.05.09

55

22.05.09

All causes operations 23.05.09 since start of27.05.09

Age of fatalities

Total 28.05.09

48 48
Lce Cpl Benjamin Whatley, 20 42 Cdo R Marines, King’s Lynn, Norfolk Small arms fire, Nad e-Ali Cpl Liam Elms, 26 Zulu Co, 45 Cdo R Marines Wigan IED, Sangin

17
Hostile fire

16
RPG

107 81 52 30

17
Hostile fire
Sjt Chris Reed, 25 6th Btn Rifles (C Co. of 1st Btn), Plymouth, Devon IED, Garmsir

16
RPG

IED/ explosion

Small arms fire

Hardest hit regiments

0

1

300
Not detailed

30.05.09

09.04.2002

Regimental groups with highest fatalities

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

48
Cpl Kumar Pun, 31 1st Btn R Gurkha Rifles Devon Parachute IED, Gereshk

IED/ explosion

Small arms fire

17

16

53
Mne Jason Mackie, 21 R Mne Armoured Support Group Bampton, Oxfordshire IED, Lashkar Gah Total Fusilier Petero “Pat” Suesue, 28 2nd Btn R Regt of Fusiliers Levuka, Fiji Small arms fire, Sangin

Mne Travis Mackin, 22 45 Cdo R Marines Plymouth, Devon IED, Kajaki

Capt Tom Sawyer, 26 29 Cdo Regt R Arty Hertfordshire IED, Gereshk

Cpl Danny Winter, 28 45 Cdo R Marines Manchester IED, Gereshk

Hardest hit regiments
19.06.09

Acting Cpl Richard Robinson, 21 1st Btn Rifles Saltash, Cornwall Small arms fire, Sangin

Cpl Daniel Nield, 31 1st Btn Rifles Cheltenham, Gloucs RPG, Musa Qala

Mne Darren Smith, 27 45 Cdo R Marines Fleetwood, Lancs Small arms fire, Sangin

Lce Cpl Stephen Kingscott, 22 1st Btn Rifles, Plymouth, Devon Small arms fire, Helmand

Cpl Tom Gaden, 24 1st Btn Rifles Taunton, Somerset IED, Gereshk

Rifleman Jamie Gunn, 21 1st Btn Rifles Leamington Spa, Warks IED, Gereshk

Lce Cpl Paul Upton, 31 1st Btn Rifles Looe, Cornwall IED, Gereshk

Mne Michael Laski, 21 45 Cdo R Marines Liverpool Small arms fire, Sangin; died Selly Oak hospital

Lce Cpl Christopher Harkett, 22 2nd Btn, R Welsh Regt Pontardawe, Swansea IED, Musa Qala

Regimental groups with highest fatalities
02.06.09

Cpl Dean Thomas John, 25 1st Queen’s Dragoon Guards Neath, S Wales IED, Garmsir

Cpl Graeme Stiff, 24 1st Queen’s Dragoon Guards The Rifles Münster, Germany IED, Garmsir

47

Lce Sgt Tobie Fasfous, 29 1st Btn WelshRoyal Guards Bridgend Marines IED, Gereshk

Hardest hit regiments

11.06.09

12.06.09

01.07.09

01.07.09

04.07.09

09.04.2002

05.07.09

06.07.09

07.07.09

09.07.2009

09.07.09

10.07.09

10.07.09 Killed in action09.04.2002 FOB Wishtan, Sangin by IED near 09.04.2002

29

regiment

20

IED/ Sgt Ben Ross, 34 Rifleman AdrianSmall 173 Provost Co, 3rd Regt explosion 25 arms fire Sheldon, R Military Police 2nd Btn Rifles Bangor Mansfield IED, Gereshk IED, Sangin
09.04.2002

Hostile fire Others Cpl Sean Binnie, 22 RPG Lt Mark Evison, 26 Black Watch, 3rd Btn R 1st Btn, Welsh Guards Regt of Scotland London Belfast Small arms fire, Helmand; Smallcauses since start of operations hospital died in Selly Oak All arms fire, Musa Qala

Age of fatalities

09.04.2002

107

16.07.09

19.07.09

300
Not detailed

Sapper Jordan Rossi, 22 Lce Cpl Robert Lce Cpl Kieron Hill, 20 25 Field Sqdn, 38 Richards, 24 2nd Btn Mercian Regt Engineer Regt R Marine Arm Supt Grp (Worcesters & Foresters) Under 20 21-25 26-30 31-35N Wales Nottingham 36-40 41+ West Yorkshire Betws-y-Coed, IED, Sangin IED, Nad e-Ali; died in IED, Garmsir Selly Oak hospital

19

10

1

Cpl Stephen Bolger, 30 Para Regt Cromer, Norfolk IED, Musa Qala

Lce Cpl Nigel Moffett, 28 Sqdn C Light Dragoons Holywood, Belfast IED, Musa Qala

20.07.09

22.07.09

25.07.09

27.07.09

27.07.09

04.08.09

Regimental groups with highest fatalities

Hardest hit regiments
The Rifles

81 30 10

The Rifles
Rifleman Cyrus Thatcher, 19 2nd Btn Rifles Caversham, Berkshire IED, Gereshk

47

Royal Marines

29

Parachute regiment

47

Royal Marines

20

29

Parachute regiment

Regimental groups with highest fatalities

52
Comparison of fatality rates 9.9 Cpl Lee Scott, 26 Rifleman William Rifleman James
Deaths per 1,000 personnel years, 2nd R Tank Regt Aldridge, 18 22 Cambridgeshire Ely, February — 2 May 2010 Btn Rifles 2nd SOURCE: MRC IED, Helmand BIOSTATISTICS GROUP Bromyard, Herefordshire IED, Sangin
31.08.09

Rank

Fatalities since start of operations, four undisclosed

20

Pte Robert McLaren, 20 Black Watch, 3rd Btn R Regt of Scotland Kintra, Fionnphort, Isle of Mull IED, Kandahar

Lt Paul Mervis, 27 2nd Btn Rifles London IED, Sangin

Mjr Sean Birchall, 33 1st Btn Welsh Guards Vanderbijlpark, South Africa IED, Lashkar Gah

Trooper Joshua Hammond, 18 2nd R Tank Regt Plymouth, Devon IED, Lashkar Gah

Lt Col Rupert Thorneloe MBE, 39 1st Btn Welsh Guards Kirtlington, Oxfordshire IED, Lashkar Gah

Lce Cpl David Dennis, 29 Light Dragoons Llanelli IED, Lashkar Gah

Pte Robert Laws, 18 2nd Btn Mercian Regt Bromsgrove, Worcs RPG, Lashkar Gah

Lce Cpl Dane Elson, 22 1st Btn Welsh Guards Harare, Zimbabwe IED, Gereshk

Capt Ben BabingtonBrowne, 27 22 Engineer Regt, R Engineers Maidstone, Kent Helicopter crash, Zabul

Trooper Christopher Whiteside, 20 Light Dragoons Blackpool, Lancs IED, Gereshk

Pte John Brackpool, 27 Prince of Wales Co, 1st Btn Welsh Guards Crawley, West Sussex Small arms fire, Lashkar Gah

Rifleman Daniel Hume, 22 4th Btn Rifles Berkshire IED, Nad e-Ali

6.0

Backhouse, 18 2nd Btn Rifles Castleford, Yorks IED, Sangin

Cpl Jonathan Horne, 28 2nd Btn Rifles Walsall IED, Sangin

Rifleman Joe Murphy, 18 2nd Btn Rifles Castle Bromwich, Birmingham IED, Sangin

The Rifles

47

Royal UnderMarines 20 21-25 Rifleman Daniel
Simpson, 20 2nd Btn Rifles Croydon, Surrey IED, Sangin

29

1 Parachute 26-30 31-35 36-40 Joseph Etchells, 22 Rifleman Aminiasi Cpl 41+ regiment
Toge, 26 2nd Btn Rifles Suva, Fiji IED, Gereshk

19

20

2nd Btn R Regt of Fusiliers Mossley, Greater Manchester IED, Sangin

Capt Daniel Shepherd, 28 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regt, R Log Corps Lincoln IED, Nad e-Ali

Gdsmn Christopher NCOs King, 20 1st Btn Coldstream Guards Birkenhead IED, Nad e-Ali

149

Private/sappers/ Bmbdr Craig Hopson, 24 Tpr Phillip Lawrence, 22 40th Regtfusiliers/rifleman R Arty Light Dragoons (Lowland Gunners) Birkenhead Castleford, West IED, Lashkar Gah Yorkshire IED, Lashkar Gah

Officers

121

26

WO Class 2 Sean Upton, 35 5th Regt R Arty Nottinghamshire IED, Sangin

Craftsman Anthony Lombardi, 21 REME, attached to Light Dragoons Scunthorpe IED, Babaji

06.08.09 Vehicle hit by explosion and small arms fire, Lashkar Gah 09.04.2002 09.04.2002

08.08.09

13.08.09 Caught in explosion while on patrol in Sangin 09.04.2002 09.04.2002

15.08.09

15.08.09

16.08.09 Explosion while on patrol in Sangin 09.04.2002

09.04.2002

20.08.09

20.08.09

25.08.09

29.08.09

Comparison of fatality rates Comparison of fatality rates
Deaths per 1,000 personnel years, 22 February — 2 May 2010
SOURCE: MRC BIOSTATISTICS GROUP

9.9

Deaths per 1,000 personnel years, 22 February — 2 May 2010
SOURCE: MRC BIOSTATISTICS GROUP

9.9

3.7

09.04.2002

02.09.09

03.09.09

09.09.09

Rank

13.09.09

16.09.09

16.09.09

21.09.09

27.09.09

01.10.09

Fatalities since start of operations, four undisclosed

2.2
US Canada Official “major combat” rate UK

6.0 6.0
Pte Jason George Williams, 23 2nd Btn Mercian Regt Worcester Explosion, Gereshk Capt Mark Hale, 42 2nd Btn Rifles Bournemouth Explosion, Sangin Rifleman Daniel Wild, 19 2nd Btn Rifles Hartlepool Explosion, Sangin Lce Bombadier Matthew 3.7 Hatton, 23 40 Regt R Arty Haxby, N Yorks Explosion, Sangin

Comparison of fatalityNCOs rates
Deaths per 1,000 personnel years, 22 February — 2 May 2010
Pte Gavin Elliott, 19 2nd Btn Mercian Regt (Light Dragoons) Worksop Small arms fire, Babaji SOURCE: MRC BIOSTATISTICS GROUP Cpl John Harrison, 29 Para Regt East Kilbride Small arms fire, Kunduz

Cpl Kevin Mulligan, 26 Para Regt Alloa Explosion and small arms fire, Lashkar Gah

Lce Cpl Dale Thomas Hopkins, 23 Para Regt Redditch Explosion and small arms fire, Lashkar Gah

3.7

Pte Kyle Adams, 21 Para Regt Croesyceiliog, Wales Explosion and small arms fire, Lashkar Gah

2.2
US

Pte Richard Hunt, 21 2nd Btn R Welsh Abergavenny Explosion, Musa Qala; died Selly Oak

Sgt Simon Valentine, 29 R Regt of Fusiliers Bedworth Explosion, Sangin

2.2
US

Canada

Official “major combat” rate

UK

Lce Cpl James Fullarton, 24 2nd Btn R Regt of Fusiliers Coventry Explosion, Sangin

Fusilier Simon Annis, 22 2nd Btn R Regt of Fusiliers Salford Explosion, Sangin

Fusilier Louis Carter, 18 2nd Btn R Regt of Fusiliers Nuneaton Explosion, Sangin

Sjt Paul McAleese, 29 2nd Btn Rifles Hereford IED, Sangin

Pte Johnathon Young, 18 3rd Btn Yorkshire Regt Hull IED, Sangin

Fusilier Shaun Bush, 24 2nd Btn R Regt of Fusiliers Coventry Explosion, Sangin; died Selly Oak

Sgt Lee Andrew Houltram, 33 R Marines Not disclosed Explosion, Gereshk

Sgt Stuart Millar, 40 Black Watch, 3rd Btn R Regt of Scotland Inverness RPG, Babaji

Pte Kevin Elliott, 24 Black Watch, 3rd Btn R Regt of Scotland, Dundee RPG, Babaji

Lce Cpl Richard James Brandon, 24 REME (Light Dragoons) Kidderminster Explosion, Babaji

149
6.0

Private/sappers/ 9.9

Officers

fusiliers/rifleman

121

26

Cause of death
Kingsman Jason DunnBridgeman, 20 2nd Btn Lancashire Regt (Light Dragoons) Liverpool Small arms fire, Babaji Acting Sjt Stuart McGrath, 28 2nd Btn Rifles (2 RIFLES) Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire Explosion, Gereshk

All fatalities since start of operations

Total

166

3.7
19.12.09

Tpr Brett Hall, 21 2nd R Tank Regt Dartmouth, Devon Explosion, Helmand; died in Selly Oak

Acting Sgt Michael Lockett MC, 29 2nd Btn Mercian Regt (Worcesters & Foresters) Monifieth, Angus Explosion, Gereshk

300
53
Others

Pte James Prosser, 21 2nd Btn R Welsh Cwmbran Explosion, Musa Qala

Acting Cpl Marcin Wojtak, 24 34 Sqdn R Air Force Regt Leicester Explosion, Helmand

05.10.09

08.10.09

Canada

22.10.09

Official “major combat” rate

25.10.09

UK

31.10.09

03.11.09 Shot dead while mentoring members of Afghan police force in09.04.2002 09.04.2002 09.04.2002 Nad e-Ali

09.04.2002

05.11.09

07.11.09

08.11.09

15.11.09

15.11.09

18.11.09

30.11.09

07.12.09

15.12.09

09.04.2002

2.2
US

20.12.09

21.12.09

22.12.09

28.12.09

31.12.09

48

03.01.10

11.01.10

15.01.10

14.01.10

17
Hostile fire

16
RPG

Canada

Cause of death 166
Gdsmn Jamie Janes, 20 1st Btn Grenadier Guards Brighton IED, Nad e-Ali Lce Cpl James Hill, 23 1st Btn Coldstream Guards Redhill, Surrey Explosion, Camp Bastion Cpl James Oakland, 26 Royal Military Police Manchester IED, Gereshk Cpl Thomas Mason, 27 Black Watch, 3rd Btn R Regt of Scotland Rosyth IED, Kandahar; died in Selly Oak Staff Sgt Olaf Schmid, 30 R Logs. Corps Truro, Cornwall IED, Sangin WO Class 1 (RSM) Darren Chant, 40 1st Btn Grenadier Guards Walthamstow, E London Hostile fire, Nad e-Ali Sgt Matthew Telford, 37 1st Btn Grenadier Guards Grimsby Hostile fire, Nad e-Ali Gdsmn James Major, 18 1st Btn Grenadier Guards Grimsby Hostile fire, Nad e-Ali Acting Cpl Steven Boote, 22 R Military Police Birkenhead, Liverpool Hostile fire, Nad e-Ali Cpl Nicholas WebsterSmith, 24 R Military Police Glangwili, Carmarthen Hostile fire, Nad e-Ali Sjt Phillip Scott, 30 3rd Btn Rifles Edinburgh IED, Helmand Rifleman Philip Allen, 20 2nd Btn Rifles Dorset IED, Sangin Rifleman Samuel Bassett, 20 4th Btn Rifles Plymouth,Devon Explosion, Sangin Rifleman Andrew Fentiman, 23 7th Btn Rifles Cambridge Small arms fire, Sangin Cpl Loren MarltonThomas, 28 33 Engineer Regt (EOD) Braintree, Essex IED, Gereshk Sgt Robert David Loughran-Dickson, 33 R Military Police Deal, Kent Small arms fire, Nad e-Ali Acting Sgt John Paxton Amer, 30 1st Btn Coldstream Guards Sunderland Explosion, Babaji Lce Cpl Adam Paul Drane, 23 1st Btn R Anglian Regt Bury St Edmunds Small arms fire, Nad e-Ali Lce Cpl David Leslie Kirkness, 24 3rd Btn, Rifles Wakefield Suicide bomber, Sangin Rifleman James Stephen Brown, 18 3rd Btn, Rifles Orpington, Kent, Suicide bomber, Sangin Cpl Simon Hornby, 29 2nd Btn, Duke of Lancaster’s Regt Liverpool IED, Nad e-Ali Lce Cpl Michael Pritchard, 22 R Military Police Maidstone Suspected friendly fire, Sangin

Official “major combat” rate

UK
Total

IED/ explosion

Small arms fire

All fatalities since start of operations

300
Lce Cpl Tommy Brown (age not disclosed) Para Regt Not disclosed IED, Sangin

48

Lce Cpl Christopher Roney, 23 3rd Btn, Rifles Sunderland Small arms fire, Sangin

22.01.10

24.01.10

01.02.10

09.04.2002

07.02.09

09.04.2002

08.02.10

Afghanistan fatalities by year
All causes since start of operations Total

11.02.10

13.02.10

14.02.10

108

Where they came from

14.02.10

15.02.10

18.02.10

18.02.10

24.02.10

25.02.10

26.02.10

01.03.10

02.03.10

IED/ explosion

Small arms fire

05.03.10

17

16

53

Rifleman Aidan Howell, 19 3rd Btn Rifles Sidcup, Kent Explosion, Kajaki

Sapper David Pte Robert Hayes, 19 Watson, 23 1st Btn R Anglian Regt 33 Engineer Regt (Explo- Cambridge sive Ordnance Disposal) Explosion, Nad e-Ali Regimental groups Newcastle upon Tyne with highest fatalities IED, Sangin

Hardest hit regiments
15.03.10

Capt Daniel Read, 31 11 Explosive Ord Disposal Regt, R Logs. Corps Kent Explosion, Musa Qala

Cpl Lee Brownson , 30 3rd Btn Rifles Bishop Auckland Explosion, Sangin

Rifleman Luke Farmer, 19 3rd Btn Rifles Pontefract, W Yorks Explosion, Sangin

Hostile fire

RPG

06.03.10

Others

07.03.10

07.03.10

16.03.10

09.04.2002

22.03.10

The Rifles

300
Rifleman Peter Aldridge, 19 4th Btn Rifles Folkestone, Kent Explosion, Sangin Lce Cpl Daniel Cooper, 22 3rd Btn Rifles Hereford Explosion, Sangin Cpl Liam Riley, 21 3rd Btn Yorkshire Regt, (Coldstream Guards) Sheffield IED, Malgir Lce Cpl Graham Shaw, 27 3rd Btn Yorks Regt, (Coldstream Guards) Huddersfield IED, Malgir Cpl John Moore, 22 R Scots Borderers, 1st Btn R Regt of Scotland Lanarkshire IED, Sangin Pte Sean McDonald, 26 R Scots Borderers, 1st Btn R Regt of Scotland Edinburgh IED, Sangin WO Class 2 David Markland, 36 36 Engineer Regt Euxton, Lancashire Explosion, Nad e-Ali

47

Royal Marines

29

Parachute regiment

39 42 0 3 0 1 1

51

55
Lce Cpl Darren Hicks, 29 1st Btn Coldstream Guards Mousehole, Cornwall Explosion, Babaji Lce Sgt Dave Greenhalgh, 25 1st Btn Grenadier Guards Ilkeston, Derbyshire IED, Lashkar Gah Kingsman Sean Dawson, 19 2nd Btn Duke of Lancaster’s Regt Ashton-Under-Lyne Small arms fire, Musa Qala Rifleman Mark Marshall, 29 6 Rifles, serving as part of 3 Rifles Btnle Group Exeter Explosion, FOB Inkerman Sapper Guy Mellors, 20 36 Engineer Regt Coventry Explosion, Sangin Lt Douglas Dalzell, 27 1st Btn Coldstream Guards Newbury, Berkshire Explosion, Babaji Lce Sgt David Walker, 36 1st Btn Scots Guards Glasgow Small arms fire, Nad e-Ali Senior Aircraftman Luke Southgate, 20 II Sqdn, RAF Regt Bury St Edmunds Explosion, Kandahar Rifleman Martin Kinggett, 19 A Co, 4th Btn Rifles Dagenham, Essex Small arms fire, Sangin Sgt Paul Fox, 34 28 Engineer Regt St Ives, Cornwall Explosion, Nad e-Ali Rifleman Carlo Apolis, 28 4th Btn Rifles South Africa Small arms fire, Sangin

20

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Cpl Richard Green, 23 Rifleman Jonathon Regimental 3rd Btn Rifles groups with highest fatalities Allott, 19 Reading 3rd Btn Rifles North Shields Small arms fire, Sangin Explosion, Sangin,

Hardest hit regiments

Rifleman Liam Maughan, 18 3rd Btn Rifles Doncaster Small arms fire, Sangin,

Cpl Stephen Thompson, 31 1st Btn Rifles Bovey Tracey, Devon Explosion, Sangin

Lce Cpl Tom Keogh, 24 A Co. 4 Rifles Paddington, London Small arms fire, Sangin

Capt Martin Driver , 31 1st Btn R Anglian Regt Barnsley Explosion, Musa Qala, died in Selly Oak

Lce Cpl Scott Hardy, 26 1st Btn R Anglian Regt Chelmsford Explosion, Musa Qala

Pte James Grigg, 21 1st Btn R Anglian Regt Hartismere, Suffolk Explosion, Musa Qala

Sjt Steven Campbell, 30 A Co, 3rd Btn Rifles Durham Explosion, Sangin

26.03.10

27.03.10

01.04.10

04.04.10

07.04.10

02.05.10

03.05.10

Cost of the conflict so far
Age of fatalities

03.05.10

09.05.10

21.05.10

26.05.10

26.05.10

30.05.10

02.06.10

04.06.10

04.06.10

08.06.10

09.06.10

12.06.10 The Rifles

£11.1bn
All causes since start of operations Total

47

14.06.10

Royal Marines

Parachute 15.06.10 regiment

15.06.10

Comparison of fatality rates
Deaths per 1,000 personnel years, 22 February — 2 May 2010
SOURCE: MRC BIOSTATISTICS GROUP

29

9.9

18.06.10

20.06.10

20

6.0 3.7
Sapper Daryn Roy, 28 21 Engineer Regt Consett, Co Durham Explosion, Patrol Base Pimon, in Nad e-Ali Cpl Christopher Harrison, 26 40 Cdo R Marines Watford Explosion, Sangin Cpl Stephen Walker, 42 40 Cdo R Marines Lisburn Explosion, Sangin Gunner Zak Cusack, 20 4th Regt R Arty Stoke-on-Trent Small arms fire, Nahr-e Saraj, Helmand Cpl Stephen Paul Curley, 26 40 Cdo R Marines Exeter Explosion, Sangin Mne Scott Taylor , 20 40 Cdo R Marines Buxton Explosion, Sangin Mne Anthony Dean Hotine, 21 40 Cdo R Marines Warminster Explosion, Sangin Cpl Terry Webster, 24 1st Btn Mercian Regt (Cheshire) Chester Small arms fire, Nahre Saraj Lce Cpl Alan Cochran, 23 1st Btn Mercian Regt (Cheshire) St Asaph Small arms fire, Nahre Saraj Lce Bmbdr Mark Chandler, 32 3rd Regt R Horse Artillery Nailsworth, Gloucs Small arms fire, Nad e-Ali Pte Jonathan Monk, 25 2nd Btn Princess of Wales’s R Regt London Explosion, Nahr-e Saraj Lce Cpl Andrew Breeze, 31 1st Btn The Mercian Regt Manchester Explosion, Babaji Mne Steven James Birdsall, 20 40 Co, R Marines Warrington Gunshot wound, Sangin; died QEH, Birmingham Cpl Taniela Tolevu Rogoiruwai, 32 1 Btn, Duke of Lancs Regt Nausori, Fiji Firefight, Nad e-Ali Kmn Ponipate Tagitaginimoce, 29 1 Btn, Duke of Lancs Regt Nausori, Fiji Small arms, Nad e-Ali

107

Lce Cpl of Horse Jonathan Woodgate, 26 Household Cavalry Regt Bury St Edmunds Grenade, Sangin

Rifleman Daniel Holkham, 19 3rd Btn Rifles Chatham Explosion, Sangin

Gdsmn Michael Sweeney, 19 1st Btn Coldstream Guards Blyth Explosion, Babaji

Rifleman Mark Turner, 21 3rd Btn Rifles Gateshead Explosion, Kajaki

Fusilier Jonathan Antony Burgess, 20 1st Btn R Welsh Swansea Small arms fire, Nad e-Ali

Cpl Harvey Holmes, 22 1st Btn Mercian Regt Hyde Explosion, Sangin

Lce Cpl Barry Buxton, 27 21 Engineer Regt Meir, Stoke-on-Trent Road accident, Nad e-Ali

April 2001 - March 2010. Does not include the salaries of troops serving in the region or care for the wounded. Costs were shared between the Treasury, the Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Not detailed

300
1

81

2.2
US Canada Official “major combat” rate UK

52

Comparison of fatality rates
Deaths per 1,000 personnel years, 22 February — 2 May 2010
SOURCE: MRC BIOSTATISTICS GROUP

Tpr Ashley Smith, 21 R Dragoon Guards York Explosion, Helmand

9.9

Not yet disclosed 40 Co, R Marines Not yet disclosed Explosion, Sangin; died in Selly Oak hospital

30

19

10
41+

Under 20 21-25

26-30

31-35

36-40

6.0

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