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Barnsley Soldier Dies In Car Crash

Monday August 4 2014


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A SOLDIER who died in a car crash in Ireland was from Barnsley.

Rifleman Dale Harris, who served with the 2nd Battalion The Rifles and was based in County Antrim, was one of two 24-year-olds who died after being involved in a collision with a tractor on Friday night.

Lance Corporal David Gwilt, of Bedford, also passed away after the crash.

In a statement, their regiment said their 'tragic deaths' had come as a terrible shock.

"David and Dale were much liked, professional and hugely competent soldiers who had fantastic futures ahead of them," the statement said.

"The whole battalion is deeply saddened by their loss and our heartfelt condolences go to their families and friends at this most difficult time."

A 21-year-old man who was also in the car suffered head injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

The driver of the tractor was treated at the scene.

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Reply Posted by Jane on Monday August 4 2014 at 13:13
Rip lads my heart goes out to your families xx

Reply Posted by jade on Monday August 4 2014 at 13:15
r.i.p u will be sadly missed x

Reply Posted by A army mum on Monday August 4 2014 at 13:20
RIP Dale xx

Reply Posted by Kaz on Monday August 4 2014 at 13:26
Sad news indeed..R.I.P. lads ...thoughts are with all family and friends x

Reply Posted by Jason on Monday August 4 2014 at 13:37
RIP YOUNG MAN

Reply Posted by nicki on Monday August 4 2014 at 13:38
R.I.P. :( Thoughts are with his family at this sad time xx

Reply Posted by Louise Berry on Monday August 4 2014 at 13:50
Great lad great soilder and father gun be missed clifford pal rip sleep tight luv dora xxx

Reply Posted by Chantelle Everard on Monday August 4 2014 at 14:08
R.i.p.bro u will sadly be missed love ya but why u bro love ya from chantelle Nd kida xxxx

Reply Posted by Br on Monday August 4 2014 at 14:26
R.i.p dale u where took 2 soon your family and wife will look after your 2 gawjus daughters xx

Reply Posted by rob on Monday August 4 2014 at 15:36
VIRTUTIS FORTUNA COMES. Sleep well soldier x

Reply Posted by sarah on Monday August 4 2014 at 15:37
How very sad thougjts go.out to thus young soldier, my nephew served with the 3 rifes and.was.killed in combat so we no wat this poor family are going thru xx

Reply Posted by hayley on Monday August 4 2014 at 15:55
I knew Dale he was a very good friend. Such a shock to us all, he was a kind warm hearted man, a brilliant dad, friend, son and husband. Too soon for him to leave us, will be greatly missed my love goes to his wife daughters and family. Sleep well love xxxx

Reply Posted by 12345 on Monday August 4 2014 at 16:44
R.I.P

Reply Posted by Bob dale on Monday August 4 2014 at 17:06
Rest in peace lads gone but will never be forgotten Ex 2LI

Reply Posted by tracy on Monday August 4 2014 at 19:40
Rip,your wf and.mother are in.my thoughts xx

Reply Posted by toni on Tuesday August 5 2014 at 10:15
Sad taken too soon r.i p

Reply Posted by jeff wilkes on Tuesday August 5 2014 at 10:33
stand down angel soldiers your duty is done, cede nulis ex 2li R.I.P

Reply Posted by Shell on Tuesday August 5 2014 at 10:44
R.I.P lads so sad taken way too soon sleep tight x

Reply Posted by Lesley Greenhalgh on Tuesday August 5 2014 at 15:40
Rip young men my heart goes out to your families ♥

Reply Posted by lv ya on Saturday August 9 2014 at 13:46
Such a beautiful man! From such an amazing family. Proud of you and will miss you so much! Xxx