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Rupert Hamer

Rupert Hamer

(1970 – 2010)

  • You enjoyed your job and showed immense courage in making sure you did it professionally and dilligently in difficult circumstances. RIP.
    Lit by Shaun Roberts
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Rupert Hamer

Rupert Hamer
(1970 – 2010)

In memory of

Rupert Hamer

(1970 – 2010)
About Rupert
This is a memorial dedicated to Rupert Hamer who was a British journalist and, at the time of his death, the defence correspondent for the Sunday Mirror.
Rupert worked at the Sunday Mirror for twelve years. As defence correspondent he reported from both Afghanistan and Iraq.
Rupert Hamer and his Mirror colleague, Philip Coburn, flew to Afghanistan on New Year's Eve 2009, where Rupert commenced his fifth assignment reporting from that country. They were to spend a month reporting from the war zone. In January 2010 Hamer and Coburn were embedded with the US Marine Corps in Afghanistan, when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive near Nawa, in Afghanistan's Helmand province. Rupert was killed in the explosion
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About Rupert
along with a US marine and an Afghan soldier.
This is a tribute dedicated Rupert Hamer, his life and his achievements. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 18th Jan 2010
Helen Craigie
wrote:
Although I had never met Rupert I am an old friend of his wife, Helen. My thoughts go out to her and their young children and also to Rupert's family at this dreadful time. Thank you Rupert for doing such an important job, not many folk would walk in your shoes. RIP Rupert.
Remembrance Messages
On 11th Jan 2010
Thomasina Neil
wrote:
I have not seen Rupert for many years, but have fond memories of the time that he and his family were neighbours to me and my family in Norwich. It is terribly sad news and my thoughts are with his wife and children and his family in Norfolk.
Remembrance Messages
On 10th Jan 2010
alexandre verne
wrote:
So long Rup's. I have thought's for your family.
Remembrance Messages
On 10th Jan 2010
Shaun Roberts
wrote:
Just saw the news and thought I'd sign the remembrance book. Journalists the world over to a very difficult job in extremely dangerous circumstances and I think we need to remember this. You died doing something you loved but you serve as a reminder that without people with your courage we wouldn't have the world class news service that we have today. Thank you for your dedicated and my thoughts are with your family at this time.
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Kindly lit by
Shaun Roberts
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
You enjoyed your job and showed immense courage in making sure you did it professionally and dilligently in difficult circumstances. RIP.
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Rupert Hamer

This is a memorial dedicated to Rupert Hamer who was a British journalist and, at the time of his death, the defence correspondent for the Sunday Mirror.
Rupert worked at the Sunday Mirror for twelve years. As defence correspondent he reported from both Afghanistan and Iraq.
Rupert Hamer and his Mirror colleague, Philip Coburn, flew to Afghanistan on New Year's Eve 2009, where Rupert commenced his fifth assignment reporting from that country. They were to spend a month reporting from the war zone. In January 2010 Hamer and Coburn were embedded with the US Marine Corps in Afghanistan, when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive near Nawa, in Afghanistan's Helmand province. Rupert was killed in the explosion...

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Shaun Roberts
Helen Craigie
Thomasina Neil
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Rest in peace Rupert
I first met Rupert at ****
My sincere condolences to all friends and family of Rupert
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Rupert used to really enjoy ****
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Rupert inspired me to ****
Rupert changed my life by ****
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