British soldier dies in Afghanistan, UK death toll rises to 222
Thursday, October 22, 2009
|He died doing his duty and we will remember him|
—Lt Col David Wakefield
He was a member of the Royal Military Police, and was killed while on foot patrol in the Helmand province, close to the Gereshk district in Southern Afghanistan. The cause of death has been reported to be an explosion, but the source is unclear.
"It is my sad duty to confirm the death of a soldier, a Royal Military Policeman, in an explosion earlier today in Helmand Province," Lieutenant Colonel David Wakefield said of the incident. " He died doing his duty and we will remember him."
The deceased's family has been informed.
- "UK soldier killed in Afghanistan" — , 22 October, 2009
- "British soldier killed in Afghanistan" — , 22 October, 2009