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Matthew Stenton

"Matty"

Matthew Stenton

(Passed – 2010)

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Matthew Stenton

Matthew Stenton
(Passed – 2010)

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Matthew Stenton

(Passed – 2010)
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About Matthew
This is a tribute dedicated to Matthew Stenton. Corporal Matthew James Stenton from the Royal Dragoon Guards was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, 21 July 2010.
Matthew Stenton was killed when members of The Royal Dragoon Guards and 1st Battalion Scots Guards were providing security to the building of Route Trident in the Basharan, north of Lashkar Gah.
Corporal Matthew Stenton, of Viking Group, D (The Green Horse) Squadron, was commanding a Viking Armoured vehicle that was part of a cordon to facilitate the exploitation of a number of IEDs when insurgents shot and wounded a member of ISAF.
Matthew Stenton manoeuvred his vehicle in order to lay down fire and extract the casualty. Tragically,
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as the casualty was being extracted, Corporal Stenton was killed by small arms fire.
Corporal Matthew James Stenton was 23 years old. He was born and raised in Wakefield, where he went to Wakefield Cathedral High School. On leaving school he joined the Army and attended the Army Training Regiment (Harrogate). On completion of Phase 2 training in May 2004, he joined The Royal Dragoon Guards (RDG).
On arrival at the Regiment, he successfully completed Mission Specific Training before deploying with the Regimental Battlegroup on Operation TELIC 5. This was followed by a move to Reconnaissance Troop and deployment on Operation TELIC 11.
He later passed his Challenger 2 MBT Crew Commanders' course, and
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then deployed with the Viking Group on Operation HERRICK 12 as a Viking Commander in Viking Group, D (The Green Horse) squadron.
Matty leaves behind his father and stepmother, Michael and Gillian, and his sister, Charlotte.
Matthew's family paid the following tribute to him:
"A loving son, brother and grandson who will be dearly missed. Matthew always took life in his stride and never lost sight of the important things in life his family and friends.
"Matthew died how he lived his life, surrounded by his friends. We are so proud of Matthew and it comes as no surprise to us to hear that he died whilst trying to help one of his fellow comrades.
"You will always be in our hearts
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and minds, love you always Dad, Gillian and Charlotte."
This online memorial is dedicated to the bravery and courage of Matthew Stenton who selflessly laid down his own life in order to try and save an injured colleague. He died as a hero and will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 10th Aug 2010
steve musgrave
wrote:
Rest in peace brave LAD. A friend and comerade to my son Mark so a friend to me also!! Your sacrifice should never go unnoticed!!
Remembrance Messages
On 24th Jul 2010
gill
wrote:
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning
We shall remember them.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family friends and comrades.x
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This is a tribute dedicated to Matthew Stenton. Corporal Matthew James Stenton from the Royal Dragoon Guards was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, 21 July 2010.
Matthew Stenton was killed when members of The Royal Dragoon Guards and 1st Battalion Scots Guards were providing security to the building of Route Trident in the Basharan, north of Lashkar Gah.
Corporal Matthew Stenton, of Viking Group, D (The Green Horse) Squadron, was commanding a Viking Armoured vehicle that was part of a cordon to facilitate the exploitation of a number of IEDs when insurgents shot and wounded a member of ISAF.
Matthew Stenton manoeuvred his vehicle in order to lay down fire and extract the casualty. Tragically,...

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