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Tributes Flood In For Barnsley Soldier

Wednesday August 6 2014


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TRIBUTES have flooded in for a Barnsley soldier who was killed in a car accident last week.

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 the car they were travelling in collided with a tractor on Friday night.

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

Many have paid their respects on We Are Barnsley since the sad news was published on Monday.

Stephen Cooper said: "An absolutely brilliant kid taken way too soon. Rest in peace, soldier. You won't be forgotten."

Louise Berry added: "Great lad, great soldier, great father. You'll be missed. Sleep tight."

Debbie Smith said: "RIP, Dale, a top lad and a top dad. Thoughts are with your family."

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."

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Reply Posted by Chantelle Everard on Wednesday August 6 2014 at 10:04
R.i p brother sleep tight cant rember the good times we use to have when we was younger sleep tight bro u will be missed xxx

Reply Posted by :( on Wednesday August 6 2014 at 10:13
R.I.P young soldier. Thoughts to family and friends. To the above message you will in time remember all the good times you had. Just look to the sky when feeling blue and Im sure a little smile will come to you.

Reply Posted by Soldiersupporter on Wednesday August 6 2014 at 11:06
Rip soldiers thanks for keeping our country safe my thoughts are with your family

Reply Posted by heather on Wednesday August 6 2014 at 13:31
R.I.P dale your guna be missed... Thought go to family and carly and the girls xx

Reply Posted by Paula on Wednesday August 6 2014 at 13:51
My thoughts are with the families of these two soldiers Rest in Peace Bave ones x

Reply Posted by Ruth Beaumont on Wednesday August 6 2014 at 13:52
Rip dale taken way too soon love to carly your girls and your family xxx

Reply Posted by KELSEY ALDERTON on Wednesday August 6 2014 at 21:32
You will be greatly missed as a son, brother, friend and father!

Thoughts to all family.

RIP Dale.

Love to Harris family. Xx

Reply Posted by kerry on Thursday August 7 2014 at 00:38
R.I.P dale truly will be missed. Thoughts go out to your family and carly and the girl's. Sleep tight. Hope your having fun up there with jimbob. Xxxx

Reply Posted by Chaimain on Thursday August 7 2014 at 01:31
I can't believe it at you have gone Dale Harris I am so lucky to have no you all this time and have a lot of fun times we all had I no you are looking down on all of us take care love and I see you soon Clifford my heart go out to all the family xxxx

Reply Posted by Paige on Thursday August 7 2014 at 09:49
R.i.p dale we had sum fun times we ard all hoing miss you so much and me all love you so much shine bright for us all xxxxxx

Reply Posted by Jodie Goldsborough on Thursday August 7 2014 at 21:56
RIP dale . Taken away far too soon thoughts go out to your beautiful children and family . Fly high friend xxx

Reply Posted by Joanne an boys on Friday August 8 2014 at 06:38
R I p dale god only takes the best stand easy now soldier x fly high with the angels was a pleasure to have known you thoughts are with Carly an your two beautifull girls an your mum an family goodnight god bless xx

Reply Posted by John Darnbrough on Friday August 8 2014 at 08:45
Rest in Peace Soldier.God bless your loved ones and give them strength to cope with the grief.

Reply Posted by Carly Harris on Friday August 8 2014 at 15:46
Sweet dreams darling I'll love you forever and a day x x x x x

Reply Posted by Nic on Sunday August 10 2014 at 23:37
RIP soldier lad.

Reply Posted by lv ya on Monday August 11 2014 at 08:13
Always in my heart! Very proud of you Mr Harris! Xx

Reply Posted by His wife on Thursday September 4 2014 at 16:40
Ya loved