Tuesday, July 5, 2011

British soldier, Highlander Scott McLaren

A British soldier who went missing in southern Afghanistan, prompting an extensive search, was found dead from gunshot wounds on Monday 4th July 2011.

Scott McLaren, age 20, was a Rifleman from The Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (4 SCOTS). He deployed to Afghanistan on 5th April 2011 and was attached to 1 RIFLES battlegroup.

His unit was helping secure a bridgehead in Nahr-e-Saraj. In the morning of 4th July, he was reported missing.

Highlander McClaren leaves behind his parents James and Ann, sister Kirsty and brothers James and Ross.

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