Essex Men who died in Afghanistan & Iraq 2001 to 2014

Men from Essex have continued to serve their country as well as their predecessors in the 44th and 56th Foot and the Essex Regiment.

Those below have made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of their country and we honour their memory.

Some belonged to the 1st Royal Anglian (Essex) Company while others came from Essex but served in other units.

Staff Sergeant Simon Cullingworth

Died 23 March 2003 in Iraq aged 36 years

Simon came from Essex and was a member of 33 Engineer Regiment

Private John Thrumble

Died 23 August 2007 aged 21 years

John came from Chelmsford and was a member of the 1st Royal Anglian Regiment

Private Robert Foster

Died 23 August 2007 aged 19 years

Robert came from Harlow and was a member of 1st Royal Anglian Regiment

Corporal Paul Long

Died 24 June 2003 in Iraq aged 24 years

Paul came from Colchester and was a member of the Royal Military Police

Lance Corporal Kirk Redpath

Died 9 August 2007 In Iraq aged 22 years

Kirk came from Romford and was a member of 1st Battalion Irish Guards

Private Tony Rawson

Died 11 August 2007 in Afghanistan aged 27 years

Tony lived in Dagenham and was a member of the 1st Royal Anglian C (Essex) Company

Captain David Hicks

Died 11 August 2007 in Afghanistan aged 26 years

David was a member of 1st Royal Anglian C ( Essex) Company

Lance Corporal Nicky Mason

Died 13 September 2008  in Afghanistan Born 20 December 1981

Nicky was born in Aveley and was a member of 2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment

Marine Georgie Sparks

Died 27 November 2008 in Afghanistan aged 19 years

Georgie came from Epping and was a member of 42 Royal Marine Commando

Lieutenant Aaron Lewis

Died 15 December 2008 in Afghanistan Born 4 December 1982

Aaron was born in Essex and was a member of 79 Commando of Royal Artillery

Corporal Loren Owen Christopher Marlton-Thomas

Died 15 November 2009 in Afghanistan aged 28 years

Loren was from Wimbish and was a member of 33 Engineer Regiment

Lance Corporal Adam Drane

Died 8 December 2009 in Afghanistan  Born 24 July 1986

Adam was a member of 1st Royal Anglian C ( Essex) Company

Rifleman Robert 'Robbie' Hayes

Died 3 January 2010 in Afghanistan Born 9 May 1990

Robbie was a rifleman with 1st Royal Anglian C ( Essex) Company

Rifleman Martin Kingett

Died 25 February 2010 in Afghanistan  aged 19 years

Martin was born at Dagenham and was a member of 4th Battalion The Rifles

Lance Corporal Scott Hardy

Died 16 March 2010 In Afghanistan aged 26 years

Scott came from Chelmsford and was a member of the 1st Royal Anglian Regiment but at the time of his death was attached to the Household Cavalry

Sergeant Major Ian Fisher

Died 5 November 2013 in Afghanistan Born 6 October 1971

Ian was born at Barking and served with the 3rd Battalion Mercian Regiment

 

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