Saturday, March 10, 2012

British Army Corporal Luke Hartley killed in action in Helmand

20-year-old British Army Corporal Jake Hartley, from Dewsbury, was one of six British soldiers killed in action on 6th March 2012 when the Warrior AFV he was in struck a huge bomb during a patrol in Helmand Province.

He joined the 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment in December 2008 and his potential was immediately recognised. Corporal Hartley had a very bright future in the Army and he was already promoting well ahead of his years, which is testament to his soldiering ability.

Major Edward Colver, Officer Commanding Corunna Company, 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, said: "Corporal Hartley was quite simply one of the best Non-Commissioned Officers I have ever had the privilege of working with. From the moment I met him on exercise on the prairies of Canada I knew he was a star of the future."

Cpl. Hartley leaves behind his mother and stepfather, Nathalie and Mark, brother Ethan and uncle and best friend, Luke.

1 comment:

  1. god blessed u and all soldiers who have been killed all over the world Im from IRAQ of course everybody know IRAQ when i saw French film called special forces and it was inspired by true event for the memory of Benjamin Jonathan i found this website on the heroes as i considered them who have been killed in conflicts , sometimes i fell with shame because Im Muslim cause many of us doesn't deserve to live ,i fell with sadness and angry for every soldier killed in Iraq or Afghanistan , u should never be in this spot of earth we will be very grateful for u and America for many years cause of what u and all of your colleagues did in Iraq or Afghanistan, mechanical engineer with master degree and i have mania of watching movies about war especially in Iraq or Afghanistan to see how great nations are u , i wrote her and i hope that the people of this website will read it and be sure of one thing that many Arab people will be grateful to u for many centuries and many Arab people will have the honor to protect u and all your colleagues and i already helped American soldier when I was in University in 2004 and i have the pleasure to do that god bless u all ( America an United kingdom )an all countries who fight the persecution ,poverty ,starvation and for the dignity of the humanity , i pray for your family's safe Luke hartley and all the others family's in this website and i will have tho honor if anybody have any notes about what i said at []
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