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Town Hall Flag At Half Mast In Memory Of Soldiers

Thursday March 8 2012




THE MINISTRY of Defence has revealed the identities of the soldiers that have been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan.

The soldiers were reported missing after their armoured vehicle was caught in an explosion on Tuesday (March 6). Five of them are from the 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment - where Barnsley soldiers are sent.

Sergeant Nigel Coupe, 33, Corporal Jake Hartley, 20, Private Anthony Frampton, 20, Private Christopher Kershaw, 20, Private Daniel Wade, 20 and Private Daniel Wilford, 21 were named by the MOD this morning. It is thought they are mainly from Huddersfield and Bradford but they will have served alongside Barnsley soldiers.

Barnsley Council has put the Union flag at half mast on the town hall this morning, in recognition of their bravery.

Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir David Richards, said: "I was deeply saddened by the news of this incident and that six soldiers are believed to have lost their lives doing what is a dangerous but important job.

"My thoughts and prayers at this difficult time are with the families of those affected by this tragic event."

* Clockwise from top left: Pte Wade, Pte Wilford, Pte Frampton, Pte Kershaw, Cpl Hartley and Sgt Coupe *

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Reply Posted by M-hurd on Thursday March 8 2012 at 08:37
bless them all  no matter were they come from          r.i.p

Reply Posted by Kirsty Ridsdel on Thursday March 8 2012 at 10:32
They r all so young R.I.P X

Reply Posted by Ruth Burford on Thursday March 8 2012 at 10:32
so sad really feel for families r.i.p

Reply Posted by Lynn on Thursday March 8 2012 at 10:38
I am from Barnsley and my son died aged 18 in the army so know what these families are going through God bless everyone of them

Reply Posted by Suziannabanana on Thursday March 8 2012 at 10:39
So young, such a devastatingly sad thing to happen. Thoughts are with all their family and friends. RIP xx

Reply Posted by carol lunn on Thursday March 8 2012 at 11:05
my heart goes out to all families rip boys xxxxxxxxx

Reply Posted by carol lunn on Thursday March 8 2012 at 11:05
my heart goes out to all families rip boys xxxxxxxxx

Reply Posted by Chloedylanbailey on Thursday March 8 2012 at 11:06
 my husband is in the forces, it hurts to hear this, is batalion is jst about to go back to afgan, iam from barnsley too, my thoughts and love is with u and ur family and all the other heroes we have just lost, its so upseting, i had tears when i heard on news, and now my friends husbands are going, this month its terfying to hear said news, my husband not goin this time, but ill be thinking of every single one of them out there. xxx love wendy xxx

Reply Posted by Bubblegum67 on Thursday March 8 2012 at 11:06
my thoughts are with you and your family...RIP my heroes...x

Reply Posted by Bubblegum67 on Thursday March 8 2012 at 11:06
my thoughts are with you and your family...RIP my heroes...x

Reply Posted by Chloedylanbailey on Thursday March 8 2012 at 11:07
 so sad to hear this, my thoughts and love is with ur familys and friends right now and forever, u are all heroes, r,i.p love wendy and all my family and friends xxxxx

Reply Posted by Chloedylanbailey on Thursday March 8 2012 at 11:07
 so sad to hear this, my thoughts and love is with ur familys and friends right now and forever, u are all heroes, r,i.p love wendy and all my family and friends xxxxx

Reply Posted by Sirflex01 on Thursday March 8 2012 at 11:09
another six how important is this land they are fighting on its not ours and is nothing to do with us get out now 

Reply Posted by Jillwordsworth on Thursday March 8 2012 at 11:12
so young so so sad my thoughts go to all there families at this very sad time,

Reply Posted by Jeanette0059 on Thursday March 8 2012 at 11:33
RIP HEROS ALL TOO YOUNG.XXX

Reply Posted by Sharonconnelly88 on Thursday March 8 2012 at 11:33
To all the family's my love and prayers go out to all of you, so sorry for your loss.

Reply Posted by David Pilling9 on Thursday March 8 2012 at 11:45
r.i.p brothers

Reply Posted by David Pilling9 on Thursday March 8 2012 at 11:45
r.i.p brothers

Reply Posted by Tracey_135 on Thursday March 8 2012 at 11:57
Heartbreaking - Rest in eternal peace now lads ❤

Reply Posted by Angieshaw11 on Thursday March 8 2012 at 12:54
so sad these young brave men who had all their lives ahead of them, cut down so short, we just don,t know how lucky we are to be alive until something like this takes you to reality xx

Reply Posted by MANDI-WYNN on Thursday March 8 2012 at 13:00
thoughts and prayers for their family,who should be soooooo proud R.I.P.

Reply Posted by kaz on Thursday March 8 2012 at 18:26
R.I.P ... gone but never forgotten .. my thoughts & prayers go out to the family's 

Reply Posted by Amanda Jayne Grain on Thursday March 8 2012 at 19:57
My prayers and thoughts are with you all and your families God Bless xxx

Reply Posted by Kathchris1 on Thursday March 8 2012 at 22:37
My prayers and thoughts are with the families, R,I,P ,,,,,, gone but not forgotten, God Bless

Reply Posted by Emma51 on Friday March 9 2012 at 15:03
too young to be taken and for a situation thats never going to be resolved. stop throwing our sons, brothers, partners and friends at this useless excercise. heartfelt sympathy to all relatives and friends. God Bless

Reply Posted by Nozatnoddyland on Friday March 9 2012 at 20:45
bless them no need for this they all lost there lives for what  R. I .P A SAD LOSS for our heros