Timeline of deaths of Australian soldiers in Afghanistan (Australia/Afghanistan)


HERE is a timeline of the deaths of the evelen Australian soldiers who have been killed serving in Afghanistan.


(20.07.2009)

July 19 - Head of Defence Air Chief Marshall Angus Houston announces an Australian soldier has been killed by an explosive device in Afghanistan. Another soldier had life-threatening injuries. The death takes to 11 the number of Australian soldiers killed in the troubled country.

March 19 - Defence confirms the nation has lost its 10th soldier in Afghanistan. The man was killed while trying to defuse a roadside bomb.

March 16 - Corporal Mathew Hopkins, 21, a member of the mentoring and reconstruction taskforce, killed in firefight with Taliban near a village 12 kilometres north of Tarin Kowt.

January 4 - South African-born Private Gregory Michael Sher, 30, from the Sydney-based 1st Commando Regiment, killed as a result of indirect rocket attack in Oruzgan Province. e 2008

November 27 - Lieutenant Michael Fussell, 25, from Sydney-based 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, killed during an operation against Taliban insurgents in Oruzgan Province after an improvised explosive device (IED) was detonated.

July 8 - Signaller Sean McCarthy, 25, from Perth-based Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) killed by improvised explosive device. Two other Australian soldiers and one soldier from another country wounded. Signaller McCarthy was born in New Zealand.

April 27 - Lance Corporal Jason Marks, 27, from 4RAR commando unit in Sydney killed in battle with Taliban fighters in Oruzgan Province. Four other commandos wounded.

2007

November 23 - Private Luke Worsley, 26, from 4RAR commando unit in Sydney killed in battle with Taliban fighters in Oruzgan Province.

October 25 - SAS Sergeant Matthew Locke killed by Taliban fighters in Oruzgan Province.

October 8 - Trooper David Pearce, 41, killed and another soldier seriously injured in roadside bomb attack in Oruzgan Province.

2002

February 16 - Sergeant Andrew Russell, 33, was killed when the vehicle in which he was travelling struck a landmine in southern Afghanistan.

Von: http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,25804432-661,00.html, 18.07.2009

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