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Lots of fallen with local connections

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: November 10, 2012


AMONG the lost servicemen with strong connections to the our area are Corporal Jamie Kirkpatrick and Royal Marine Mark Jones.

Corporal Jamie Kirkpatrick from Llanelli was killed in Helmand province on June 27, 2010.

The 32-year-old, known to his friends as "KP", was from the 101 Engineer Regiment and attached to the Joint Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group at the time of his death.

At the time of his death, his family said: "Jamie was a true hero in the sense that he never sought nor expected praise for the work he was doing as to him it was just 'his job'."

Royal Marine Mark Jones was aged 27 when he and 10 others died in an IRA bomb blast in 1989 in Deal, Kent.

In 2009 his mum Mary Adams was part of a 10,000-strong audience at a memorial concert marking 20 years since the IRA barracks bombing.

Each year, a music scholarship in memory of Mark, a former Bishop Gore pupil, is awarded to dedicated young musicians who rise up through the West Glamorgan Youth system, as he did.

If you know of any servicemen or women from Swansea, Neath Port Talbot or Carmarthenshire who are not mentioned on the Roll of Honour, please contact the Evening Post newsdesk on 01792 514606 or via email at postnews@swwmedia.co.uk

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