Opearations in Iraq: Household Division Fatalities

It is with very deep regret that the Ministry of Defence has confirmed the following fatalities suffered during Operation TELIC.

A total of 179 British Armed Forces personnel or MOD civilians died serving on Operation TELIC since the start of the campaign in March 2003.

Of these, 136 were killed as a result of hostile action.

43 are known to have died either as a result of illness, non-combat injuries or accidents, or have not yet officially been assigned a cause of death pending the outcome of an investigation.

The balance of these figures may change as inquests are concluded. A more detailed breakdown of fatalities and casualties can be found here.

The East Kent Branch honour and respect the dedicated service and sacrifice of all service personnel who have served on Op Granby. We also mourn the deaths of all service personnel who have died while serving in Iraq since the start of operations.

This page records the names of those members of the Household Division who sadly find themselves upon that list:

Guardsman Stephen Ferguson 1st Battalion Scots Guards, aged 31, from Lanarkshire, died in Selly Oak Hospital in the UK on Thursday 13 December 2007 from injuries sustained in a non-battle incident near the Contingency Operating Base in Basra on Wednesday 12 December 2007.

It is with deep regret that the Ministry of Defence confirmed the deaths of Lance Sergeant Chris Casey and Lance Corporal Kirk Redpath of 1st Battalion, Irish Guards in southern Iraq on Thursday 9 August 2007.

Click HERE to see the list of UK Military and Civilian personnnel killed on operations in Iraq between the start of combat operations and 31 December 2006.