Saturday, March 10, 2012

British Army Private Daniel Wilford killed in action in Helmand

21-year-old British Army Private Daniel Wilford, from Huddersfield, 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.

Pvt. Wilford joined 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment in April 2010. He deployed to Canada as a Warrior Gunner in June 2011 before deploying to Afghanistan in February 2012.

Major Edward Colver, Officer Commanding Corunna Company, 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, said: "Private Wilford joined Corunna Company in June 2010. A quiet unassuming character he went about his daily business in a professional and competent manner. He was an exceptional Warrior gunner, it was often noted how proficient he was in the turret and his calmness put many a commander to shame. He was hugely popular amongst the lads and will be sorely missed by Corunna Company, his comrades and his friends."

Pvt. Wilford leaves behind his mother and stepfather, Diane and Paul, his brother Alex and his grandparents.

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