Saturday, 25 July 2009

Rugby match in honour of James Backhouse, 2RIFLES

Rifleman James Backhouse was one of the five soldiers from 2nd Battalion The Rifles who were killed in Afghanistan on 10th July. Today tribute was paid to him at a charity rugby match in his home town. The game, between Castleford Tigers and a team of Army veterans, was held to raise money for Help for Heroes.

Rifleman Backhouse's funeral will take place on Monday. He was 18.

BBC: Tribute to soldier at rugby game
Pontefract & Castleford Express: Parents pay tribute to 'hero' Rifleman James Backhouse

MoD: Cpl Jonathan Horne, Rfn William Aldridge, Rfn James Backhouse, Rfn Joseph Murphy and Rfn Daniel Simpson of 2 RIFLES killed in Afghanistan