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Jonathan McKinlay

"JJ"

Jonathan McKinlay

(1977 – 2011)

  • You touched many lives and will never be forgotten by those who knew you
    Lit by Becky O'Hare
  • A light has gone out in many people's lives, but the memory of Jonathan will shine like a star over us all.
    Lit by Jane Mckinlay
  • Thank you for being brave enough to fight for our counrty. My heart goes out to Lisa and your family xx
    Lit by Maxine Dowson
  • You died a hero. All our serving forces will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace.
    Lit by Anonymous
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Jonathan McKinlay

Jonathan McKinlay
(1977 – 2011)

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Jonathan McKinlay

(1977 – 2011)
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About Jonathan
This is an online tribute dedicated to Lance Corporal Jonathan James McKinlay, of B Company, 1st Battalion The Rifles. Jon McKinlay was deployed to Afghanistan as a battle casualty replacement in June 2011, having recently qualified as a Bravo Mortar Fire Controller. He was based in Checkpoint Chaabak in the Nahr-e Saraj (South) district of Helmand province, Afghanistan.
Jon McKinlay was from Darlington, County Durham. Lance Corporal McKinlay joined the Army in 1996 and racked up a great degree of experience throughout his career, with previous deployments to Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. He held an impressive array of qualifications on top of this, making him a great asset to his Company and the
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About Jonathan
Battalion.
An outgoing and friendly commander, and very much a 'doer' about his checkpoint, he had time for everyone he met. His nature made him a truly outstanding instructor, producing many excellent recruits while at the Infantry Training Centre, Catterick. His forthcoming and happy approach will be sorely missed across the Battalion.
Lance Corporal McKinlay leaves behind a loving family - his wife, Lisa, his mother, Valerie, sister, Becca, and his children, Megan, Ollie and Piper.
Jon's wife, Lisa, paid the following tribute:
"We are all deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Jonathan, affectionately known as 'JJ', also known as 'Commander Meerkat McKinlay'. He was a loving husband, son,
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About Jonathan
brother, son-in-law and father to Megan, Ollie and Piper. He was a true friend to others and a loving husband, a real joker and my one in a million."
Jon's mother, Valerie, paid the following tribute:
"Rebecca and I are devastated, as are the rest of the family. Jonathan was dearly loved by us all and by his many friends around the world."
This memorial has been created to honour the life of Jonathan McKinlay who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. He died a hero and will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 10th Oct 2011
jacqueline smithson
wrote:
god bless you dear soldier rest in peace allways from another soldiers mother xx
Remembrance Messages
On 6th Oct 2011
linda jones
wrote:
gone but never forgotten RIP
Remembrance Messages
On 30th Sep 2011
Angie Stewart
wrote:
you was taken away frm us all,just as we was gettin ready to start our next chapter in our lifes, to have some crazy chillout fun times,we will miss you bro,it will not be same without you.......nuff love xx
Remembrance Messages
On 30th Sep 2011
Dez Stewart
wrote:
Jonathan in the time we knew each other we had some proper good laughs, its a shame that they will not continue....xxx
Jonathan's Facebook Memorial page can be found here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jonathan-McKinlays-Memorial-Page/290427544304297
Remembrance Messages
On 29th Sep 2011
Pam Brown
wrote:
i didn't have the pleasure of meeting jonathan but would like to say i feel he and his fellow soldiers have such bravery to meet enemy forces without fear and have changed the lives of ordinary people for the better, at such a high cost to him and his family. Respect Jonathan.
Remembrance Messages
On 29th Sep 2011
James Brindle
wrote:
Why does it take a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye?
I miss you mate x
Remembrance Messages
On 29th Sep 2011
Lisa McKinlay
wrote:
I miss you every second of every day ..... 381 baby..... we will meet again and you can 'wow' me like the very first time we met.... my heart is forever yours ... wifey xxx <3 xxx
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Kindly lit by
Becky O'Hare
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
You touched many lives and will never be forgotten by those who knew you
Kindly lit by
Jane Mckinlay
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
A light has gone out in many people's lives, but the memory of Jonathan will shine like a star over us all.
Kindly lit by
Maxine Dowson
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
Thank you for being brave enough to fight for our counrty. My heart goes out to Lisa and your family xx
Kindly lit by
Anonymous
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
You died a hero. All our serving forces will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace.
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Jonathan McKinlay

This is an online tribute dedicated to Lance Corporal Jonathan James McKinlay, of B Company, 1st Battalion The Rifles. Jon McKinlay was deployed to Afghanistan as a battle casualty replacement in June 2011, having recently qualified as a Bravo Mortar Fire Controller. He was based in Checkpoint Chaabak in the Nahr-e Saraj (South) district of Helmand province, Afghanistan.
Jon McKinlay was from Darlington, County Durham. Lance Corporal McKinlay joined the Army in 1996 and racked up a great degree of experience throughout his career, with previous deployments to Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. He held an impressive array of qualifications on top of this, making him a great asset to his Company and the...

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Becky O'Hare
Jane Mckinlay
Maxine Dowson
jacqueline smithson
linda jones
Angie Stewart
Dez Stewart
Pam Brown
James Brindle
Lisa McKinlay
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