The West Midlands victims.SOLDIERS who have died in action the last 12 months: Lance Corporal lance corporal
1. Abbr. LCpl A noncommissioned rank in the U.S. Marine Corps that is above private first class and below corporal.
2. One who holds this rank. Richard James Brandon, 24, from Kidderminster, of the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers The Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME; pronounced phonetically as "Reemee") is a corps of the British Army that has responsibility for the maintenance, servicing and inspection of almost every electrical and mechanical piece of equipment within the ,waskilledinAfghanistan on September 2 2009.
Lance Corporal Dale Thomas Hopkins, 23, from Redditch, was killed in Afghanistan on 6 August 6 2009.
Corporal Jonathan Horne, aged 28, from Walsall, and Rifleman Joe Murphy, aged 18, from Castle Bromwich , both of the 2nd Battalion The Rifles, were killed in action near Forward Operating Base An airfield used to support tactical operations without establishing full support facilities. The base may be used for an extended time period. Support by a main operating base will be required to provide backup support for a forward operating base. Also called FOB. Wishtan, Sangin on July 10 2009.
Corporal RobertDeering, aged 33, from Solihull, from the Commando Logistic Regiment The mission role of the Commando Logistic Regiment, Royal Marines is to provide second line Combat Service Support to Headquarters 3 Commando Brigade and Royal Marines Commandos in peace, in war and on operations other than war. Royal Marines, was killed in Afghanistan on December 21 2008.
Private Robert Laws, aged 18, from Bromsgrove, of the 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment, was killed in Afghanistan on July 4 2009 Additionally, Sapper sapper
Military engineer. The name is derived from the French word sappe (“trench”), which became connected with military engineering in the 17th century, when attackers dug covered trenches to approach the walls of a besieged fort and also undermined the walls Mark Quinsey, from Highters Heath, of the 38 Engineer Regiment, was murdered in Northern Ireland, on March 7 2009.