Wednesday, 24 June 2009

In Memoriam: Thomas Wright

Drummer Thomas Wright from the 1st Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment, was killed near Lashkar Gah in Afghanistan on Sunday 24th June 2007.

Drummer Wright was killed when his 'Snatch' land rover was hit by an IED.

His CO said: ""His courage and professionalism serve as a reminder of the commitment of young soldiers across Afghanistan, who set a fine example to the Armies of the World and to whom society owes a huge debt."

His friend Lance Corporal Les Barker, said: "'Wrighty', words can not describe this soldier. As a friend he was a cheerful person, always laughing, joking and professional in every way. He loved the Army, always striving to be better than everyone else- if there was a ragging or joke being played, he was always in the middle of it. He will be sorely missed by all of his mates."

MoD: Drummer Thomas Wright killed in Afghanistan