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Ishwor Gurung

Ishwor Gurung

(Passed – 2010)

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(Passed – 2010)

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This online tribute is dedicated to Ishwor Gurung. Sapper Ishwor Gurung from 69 Gurkha Field Squadron, 21 Engineer Regiment, was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Friday 13 August 2010.
On 13 August 2010, whilst constructing a new sangar to increase the protection and security of the soldiers at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Shahzad in south west Helmand province, Sapper Ishwor Gurung's Troop came under insurgent attack and he was caught in insurgent fire. Despite the best efforts of his Troop to save his life, Sapper Ishwor was killed in action.
Sapper Ishwor Gurung was born in Pokhara, Nepal, on 15 October 1988. Having passed selection for the Brigade of Gurkhas in Pokhara on 14 December 2007, he went
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on to complete initial infantry training in Catterick, North Yorkshire, and combat engineer training at the Royal School of Military Engineering in Minley. He was subsequently posted to 69 Gurkha Field Squadron, part of 36 Engineer Regiment in Maidstone, Kent, and trained as a bricklayer and concreter.
Sapper Ishwor spent the last year preparing for this, his first operational tour. This included a large scale construction exercise in Devon and mission specific training in Ripon, North Yorkshire. He excelled throughout these activities, proving not only his burgeoning professional knowledge but his keen desire to deploy on operations in Afghanistan.
He was an outstanding sportsman and had represented
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36 Engineer Regiment in Divisional cross country competitions and boxed for his squadron.
Sapper Ishwor had been working with his Troop in support of 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (2 LANCS) Battle Group, Combined Force Nad 'Ali (North), improving the defences at Forward Operating Base Shahzad, when he was killed during an insurgent attack on the base.
His family have made the following statement:
"Our family is devastated with the news of Ishwor's death in Afghanistan on 13 Aug 2010. Ishwor was 14 years old when his father died and he fully supported the family as a young man.
"He was a very caring and a very bright boy. He followed his father's footsteps, his father
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was a soldier in the Indian Army.
"He loved the Army and was very proud to be a Gurkha. I am proud that my son served in the British Army and that he died doing a job that he loved."
This online memorial will serve to remember Ishwor Gurung. He died a hero and will not be forgotten. May he rest in peace.
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This online tribute is dedicated to Ishwor Gurung. Sapper Ishwor Gurung from 69 Gurkha Field Squadron, 21 Engineer Regiment, was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Friday 13 August 2010.
On 13 August 2010, whilst constructing a new sangar to increase the protection and security of the soldiers at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Shahzad in south west Helmand province, Sapper Ishwor Gurung's Troop came under insurgent attack and he was caught in insurgent fire. Despite the best efforts of his Troop to save his life, Sapper Ishwor was killed in action.
Sapper Ishwor Gurung was born in Pokhara, Nepal, on 15 October 1988. Having passed selection for the Brigade of Gurkhas in Pokhara on 14 December 2007, he went...

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