Iraq

It is with very deep regret that the Ministry of Defence has confirmed the following fatalities suffered during Operation TELIC.

A total of 179 British Armed Forces personnel or MOD civilians have died serving on Operation TELIC since the start of the campaign in March 2003. Of these, 136 were killed as a result of hostile action. 43 are known to have died either as a result of illness, non-combat injuries or accidents, or have not yet officially been assigned a cause of death pending the outcome of an investigation.

Pte Christopher Rayment

Pte Christopher Rayment

It is with deep regret that the Ministry of Defence has to confirm that Private Christopher Gordon Rayment died in a tragic accident at Al Amarah on 4 August 2004. His Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Maer, said: Private Christopher Rayment was known as...

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Lance Corporal Thomas Keys

Lance Corporal Thomas Keys

Aged 20, he came from Llanuwchllyn, near Bala in Wales, and was single. He joined the Army in August 1998, initially serving with 1st Battalion, The Parachute Regiment. He transferred to the RMP and joined 156 Provost Company in January 2002. He had served on...

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Lance Corporal Benjamin Hyde

Lance Corporal Benjamin Hyde

Aged 23, he came from Northallerton in Yorkshire and was single. Ben Hyde joined the Army in June 2001 and was posted to 156 Provost Company in March 2002, where he served with the Parachute Provost Platoon. A qualified radio operator, he was on his first operational...

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Corporal Simon Miller

Corporal Simon Miller

Aged 21, he came from Washington in Tyne and Wear, and was engaged to be married. Si Miller joined the Army in January 2000 and was posted to 156 Provost Company after passing the RMP junior non-commissioned officers course at Chichester. A qualified radio operator,...

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Corporal Paul Long

Corporal Paul Long

Aged 24, he came from Colchester in Essex. Born in Portsmouth, Paul Long attended Blackmoor CofE Primary School and All Hallows RC Comprehensive in Aldershot, before moving to South Shields where he attended Hebburn College. He joined the Regular Army in April 1999,...

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Sergeant Simon Hamilton-Jewell

Sergeant Simon Hamilton-Jewell

Aged 41, he came from Chessington in Surrey, and was single. Sergeant Hamilton-Jewell was known to his friends as ‘HJ’. The Platoon Sergeant of the Parachute Provost Platoon, he joined the Army in August 1988 and joined 156 Provost Company in March 2002. He had...

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Corporal Russell Aston

Corporal Russell Aston

Aged 30, he came from Swadlincote, Derbyshire, and was married with one daughter. Russ Aston was the company physical training instructor and enjoyed an active social life within the unit. He joined the Army in 1993 and was posted to 156 Provost Company in March 2001...

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