Guardsman Simon Davison from 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards was killed in Afghanistan on Thursday 3rd May 2007. He was killed when the checkpoint he was manning in Garmsir came under attack from Taliban fighters.
His CO said: "Reliable and trustworthy are the two words most used when his colleagues describe him. He died fighting to protect other Grenadiers and gave his life in doing so. There is a no more selfless act a soldier can perform. Guardsman Davison was a popular soldier who will be sorely missed and never forgotten."
His friend Guardsman Thomas Eyre said: "He always stuck up for his mates and looked after them. While out here he referred to his beard as a golden main, like a lion and comments like this would keep morale up. He went down defending his section, which was how he lived, sticking up for his mates. I and all his friends will miss and think of him always. It brings back an old saying that there is ‘no greater love as a man, than to lay down his life for his friends’."
MoD: Guardsman Simon Davison killed in Afghanistan