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Stephen Gilbert

Stephen Gilbert

(Passed – 2010)

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This is an online tribute dedicated to Bombardier Stephen Gilbert. Stephen Raymond Gilbert, from 4th Regiment Royal Artillery, died from wounds sustained in Afghanistan in hospital in Birmingham on Saturday 26 June 2010.
Bombardier Stephen Gilbert died as a result of injuries sustained during an explosion in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province on the afternoon of Thursday 10 June 2010.
Bombardier Stephen Gilbert was 36 years old and joined the Army in August 1999.
He enlisted into the Royal Artillery and was posted to 6/36 Battery, 40th Regiment Royal Artillery (The Lowland Gunners) based in Topcliffe, North Yorkshire.
Bombardier Stephen Gilbert started his career in the gun group before
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re-roling to become an Observation Post Assistant, working on the front line in a Fire Support Team and deploying to Kosovo in 2001. He then deployed to Iraq in 2003 and again in March 2005 as part of an infantry ground holding multiple.
His vigour, professionalism and dedication shone through and he was selected to become an instructor at the Army Foundation College at Harrogate. Bombardier Stephen Gilbert typified the ideal instructor; dynamic, proficient and with an infectious sense of humour which motivated the young recruits.
If ever there was a role model for young soldiers to emulate it was him.
In January 2010, Bombardier Gilbert was posted to 4th Regiment Royal Artillery, which had replaced
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40th Regiment Royal Artillery in Topcliffe.
He joined 88 (Arracan) Battery during Mission Specific Training as a Fire Support Team Assistant and deployed to Afghanistan in March 2010 in support of G Company, 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire) based in Forward Operating Base Khar Nikah in Nahr-e Saraj (North) operating under the Danish Battlegroup.
Bombardier Stephen Gilbert has spent the last three months in the region providing security to the local population, preventing insurgent intimidation and supporting the Afghan National Army.
He was on a joint patrol with the Afghan National Army on the afternoon of 10 June 2010 when he was injured by an explosion.
He was transferred to
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the New Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, where he sadly died of his wounds on the afternoon of 26 June 2010.
He leaves behind his wife Jackie and sons Connor and Kristian.
Jackie Gilbert has made the following statement:
"We as a family are so proud of Steve and everything he believed in. He was a fantastic father and Connor and Kristian has not only lost their dad but their best friend.
"Steve was a devoted husband and we lived and laughed everyday we shared. I do truly believe I was lucky enough to find my true soul mate.
"Steve will always be in my heart and will live on through his family and many close friends. Rest in peace my darling; I love you so much."
This
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memorial is dedicated to the memory of Stephen Gilbert who died a hero serving his country. He will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 10th Nov 2010
Jack
wrote:
My darling husband, a few months have passed and I miss him more than I ever thought possible, I have a hole in my life that can never be filled. Steve was a soldier dedicated to the army but it is my husband and best friend that I think of everyday, the fantastic dad, the wicked sense of humour and that laugh.We had such a fantastic life together, he was my everything.He will always be in my heart and mind.
I will
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Jack
message continued:
always love you my gorgeous man. xxx
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This is an online tribute dedicated to Bombardier Stephen Gilbert. Stephen Raymond Gilbert, from 4th Regiment Royal Artillery, died from wounds sustained in Afghanistan in hospital in Birmingham on Saturday 26 June 2010.
Bombardier Stephen Gilbert died as a result of injuries sustained during an explosion in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province on the afternoon of Thursday 10 June 2010.
Bombardier Stephen Gilbert was 36 years old and joined the Army in August 1999.
He enlisted into the Royal Artillery and was posted to 6/36 Battery, 40th Regiment Royal Artillery (The Lowland Gunners) based in Topcliffe, North Yorkshire.
Bombardier Stephen Gilbert started his career in the gun group before...

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