United Kingdom Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

The Australian Defence Force can confirm that United Kingdom officials have advised Defence that a UK soldier, who holds dual Australian and British nationality, was killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, 17 December 2008. The soldier is not a member of the ADF and was a serving member of the British Army at the time of this death.
Defence has been advised that the soldier’s next of kin have been informed. The UK Ministry of Defence advises that the family has requested a 24-hour period of grace before further details are released. The ADF extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of this soldier during this difficult time.

Source: mediacentre@defence.gov.au
Photo: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_the_British_Army.svg

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