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Joseph Pool

Joseph Pool

(Passed – 2010)

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This is a tribute in memory of Joseph Pool. Lance Corporal Joseph McFarlane Pool of The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday 5 September 2010.
Lance Corporal Pool was serving as part of the Brigade Reconnaissance Force in Helmand province, involved in conducting operations over the last few months aimed at bettering the lives of the local people by improving security and increasing their freedom of movement.
On Sunday 5 September 2010, the Brigade Reconnaissance Force were completing an operation in the Nad 'Ali (North) district to disrupt the insurgency by denying enemy freedom of movement and were conducting a series of searches on compounds
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of interest.
There was an exchange of fire with insurgents and tragically Lance Corporal Pool was killed in action following a rocket-propelled grenade attack.
Lance Corporal Joseph Pool, aged 26, from Greenock, enlisted in the Army in August 2003. After completing the Combat Infantryman's Course at the Infantry Training Centre Catterick he joined 1st Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers before the formation of The Royal Regiment of Scotland in March 2006.
He accrued a raft of operational experience during his time in the Army, completing tours of Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan; often selected for demanding specialist roles on operations on the basis of his enthusiasm and natural talent
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for his chosen profession. Equally charismatic in barracks as he was in the field, he prided himself on his position as a battalion Physical Training Instructor.
Lance Corporal Pool died doing a job he loved surrounded by men proud to call him a friend. He will be sorely missed by all his colleagues in both 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland and the Brigade Reconnaissance Force.
His dedication to his comrades on the battlefield was only surpassed by that to his family; his fiancée Lynsey and sons Lee and Jamie were never far from his thoughts. He also leaves behind his mother and father, Stella and Roddy, and brother Ryan.
Lance Corporal Pool's family paid the following tribute to him:
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/> "Joseph was a loving son to Stella and Roderick, brother of Ryan, loving father of Lee and Jamie and devoted partner to Lynsey. Joseph lived life to the full and was proud of everything he achieved in the Army, always putting others first and doing the best he could at all he did.
"The family would be grateful if the media respect their privacy and let them grieve in peace at this time. RIP son, we will always love you."
His fiancée, Lynsey Houston, added:
"Joe was a loving fiancé and wonderful dad of two boys aged seven and two; he was much loved and he will be missed by all his family and friends."
This online memorial has been created to honour the memory of Joseph Pool.
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He made the ultimate sacrifice for his country and his comrades and will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 24th Sep 2010
Anon ymous
wrote:
our thoughts and prayers are with you and family at this moment in time. We will never forget what you have done for the people of Afghanistan, Britain and especially for Scotland.Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.
Remembrance Messages
On 24th Sep 2010
Lorna Mchallam
wrote:
His face is clean shaven
His bed is made tight
He's young and naive
but he's chosen to fight
He finds his back aches
when he carries his gear
But he'll offer his water
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Lorna Mchallam
message continued:
or a counselling ear
He fights long in the heat
and puts his body to the test
But at the end of the day
It's his mind that needs rest.
He fights for his family
his friends and the thankless
He fights against those
that
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Lorna Mchallam
message continued:
come from the darkness
But sometimes his mind
is darker than most
Its infected with demons
to which he plays host
They fester and feed
on his hurt and his fear
You'll know when they're around
when he starts to shed tears
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Lorna Mchallam
message continued:
He sheds many tears
for the loss of his friends
But he holds his head high
while his heart heals and mends
In battle he's angry
at the things that he's seeing
but he holds honour high
on the altar of his being
And
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Lorna Mchallam
message continued:
when he's upset
he thinks about home
and wishes he wasn't
standing there all alone
But he doesn't look far
He looks left and right
and sees that his family
is helping him fight
His brothers and sisters
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Lorna Mchallam
message continued:
are right by his side
and helping him walk
through the darkness with pride
He continues the fight
through shrapnel and shiv
He's willing to die
so that others may live
Of all of life's heroes
no-one is bolder
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Lorna Mchallam
message continued:
so remember and love
our royal scots borderer!
RIP.. :-(
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On 9th Sep 2010
lynsey houston
wrote:
Its time to stand down now dear,your jobs done.
you where my hero as you knew, my heart will always be yours.
you will be gone but the boys and i will NEVER forget you.
i will take care of hera if they let me take home,i willtake her to vist you aswell.
love you always my brave scottish warrior,
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lynsey houston
message continued:
your
fiancée.xxx
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On 8th Sep 2010
dave ewing
wrote:
Rest In Peace Bonnie lad, all our thoughts and prayers are with you and family at this moment in time. We will never forget what you have done for the people of Afghanistan, Britain and especially for Scotland. You fulfilled your part for us and we owe you a special thank you. You may be gone but you will never be forgotten. Thanks also for what Joseph done to give a little dog a better piece of living. Good on ya mate..... RIP Lest We Forget.
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This is a tribute in memory of Joseph Pool. Lance Corporal Joseph McFarlane Pool of The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday 5 September 2010.
Lance Corporal Pool was serving as part of the Brigade Reconnaissance Force in Helmand province, involved in conducting operations over the last few months aimed at bettering the lives of the local people by improving security and increasing their freedom of movement.
On Sunday 5 September 2010, the Brigade Reconnaissance Force were completing an operation in the Nad 'Ali (North) district to disrupt the insurgency by denying enemy freedom of movement and were conducting a series of searches on compounds...

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