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Tributes to dead soldier.

LEADING politicians yesterday paid tribute to a soldier who killed himself in Iraq.

Lance Corporal lance corporal
n.
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.
 David Wilson David Wilson may refer to:
  • David Wilson, Baron Wilson of Tillyorn (born 1935), British administrator, diplomat and Sinologist
  • David Wilson (sportsman) (born 1967), Australian rugby union footballer and cricketer
  • David Wilson (swimmer), Australian swimmer
, 27, shot himself in the head last Thursday - just 11 weeks after becoming a father.

The Huddersfield-born soldier was serving in the 9 Regiment Army Corps in Basra when he died. He leaves behind his daughter Poppy, fiancee Michelle Curry, his parents Ian and Doreen Wilson and a brother.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown paid tribute to L/Cpl Wilson, who was brought up in Durham, in the House of Commons House of Commons: see Parliament.  yesterday.

Speaking during Prime Minister's Questions, he said: "I'm sure the whole House will join me in sending our profound condolences to the family and friends of Lance Corporal Wilson. We owe him, and all those who have lost their lives serving their country, a deep debt of gratitude."

Conservative leader David Cameron and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg also paid tribute to L/Cpl Wilson

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Dec 11, 2008
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