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John King

John King

(Passed – 2011)

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John King

John King
(Passed – 2011)

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John King

(Passed – 2011)
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This is an online tribute dedicated to John King. Private John King of 1st Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, was tragically killed on the 30th December 2011.
Private John King was taking part in a partnered foot patrol with Afghan National Security Forces to increase security around the village of Llara Kalay, in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province.
The patrol had identified insurgents in the area and had begun to search and clear a number of compounds in the village. The Afghan National Army members of the patrol came under fire from insurgents and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers moved forwards to support them. During the firefight John King was caught in the blast
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from an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and was killed in action, despite the best efforts of medics at the scene.
Private John King, 19, from Darlington, joined the Army in 2009 and served with B(FAMARS) Company of 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. He deployed to Afghanistan as part of Combined Force Nahr-e-Saraj (North), commanded by the Danish Battle Group, in October 2011.
After joining the Army Private John King attended the Combat Infantryman’s Course at the Infantry Training Centre, Catterick, before joining 1st Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment in May 2010, based in Oxford Barracks, Münster, Germany.
He arrived at the Battalion as it entered the rigours and demands of the
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training year and joined 5 Platoon, B(FAMARS) Company. He was further tested in the Mission Specific Training, which was part of the build up to his first tour of Afghanistan. After training was complete, he was transferred to 4 Platoon B(FAMARS) Company, and deployed to the district of Nahr-e-Saraj (North) in Helmand Province. As an infantryman on the front line he played a pivotal role in the counter-insurgency campaign. He was also a friend to the local community and our Afghan partners, especially the local police, who considered him a brother-in-arms.
John leaves behind his mother Karen, father Barry, brothers Ian and Stephen, and girlfriend Kelly. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends, and
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all that knew him.
The family of John said:
"John was a tremendous son, brother and boyfriend. He was a devoted grandson, a loving family member, and a proud soldier who died doing a job he adored. He will be sadly missed by all his family, friends, and loyal German Shepherd dog Rex."
This memorial has been created to honour the life of John King and the sacrifice he made for us all. May he never be forgotten.
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jacqueline smithson
on 4th Jul 2015
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god bless you rest in peace from a soldiers mum x
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on 4th Jul 2015
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I've upgraded your tribute to honour what you have done for us. Rest in peace soldier.
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John King

This is an online tribute dedicated to John King. Private John King of 1st Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, was tragically killed on the 30th December 2011.
Private John King was taking part in a partnered foot patrol with Afghan National Security Forces to increase security around the village of Llara Kalay, in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province.
The patrol had identified insurgents in the area and had begun to search and clear a number of compounds in the village. The Afghan National Army members of the patrol came under fire from insurgents and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers moved forwards to support them. During the firefight John King was caught in the blast...

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