|Rifleman Allan Arnold|
Rifleman Allan Arnold, aged 20, serving with the 2nd Battalion The Rifles, was found hanged in a wood in England on 2nd May 2011. He was on leave at the time and hours before the discovery, he had been socialising with civilian friends.
His friends claim that Rifleman Arnold was traumatised after seeing five of his comrades killed in action while serving in Afghanistan.
Close friend Andy Higgins, who had known Allan for six years, said he was unable to cope with losing so many close members of his regiment in Afghanistan. "I think about five of his troop were killed in Afghanistan and he couldn't cope. I hope his family have lots of support - I can't imagine what they're going through", he added.