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Simon Hornby

"Si"

Simon Hornby

(1980 – 2009)

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Simon Hornby

Simon Hornby
(1980 – 2009)

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Simon Hornby

(1980 – 2009)
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About Simon
This is a tribute to Simon Hornby. Corporal Simon Hornby of 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment was killed in Afghanistan following an IED strike in the Nad-e-Ali district of Helmand province and sadly, despite everyone's attempts to save his life, he died of his wounds the same day.
He had deployed to Afghanistan as a Section Commander with Arnhem Company, 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (who are the Theatre Reserve Battalion) as part of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards Battle Group.
Corporal Hornby was stationed in Patrol Base Shamal Storrai and, being the most senior of the Non-Commissioned Officers present, he administered the patrol base for his Platoon Commander. He thrived
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in this challenging role whilst also commanding his Section with tenacity and a gritty determination. Always leading by strong example he was also able to see the funnier side of life during any downtime.
Simon Hornby was born on 13 November 1980 in Liverpool where he grew up and attended Halewood Comprehensive School. On joining the Army in September 2000, he successfully completed Basic Training and had no other wish than to join his local Regiment, The 1st Battalion The Kings Regiment.
Cpl Hornby, known almost universally as 'Si', was a popular, friendly, sociable and selfless man. He loved life and was a passionate Liverpool FC fan. A strong performance on his Section Commander's Battle Course secured
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his promotion in 2008. Cpl Hornby had a bright future ahead of him and after the tour he was due to instruct in a Recruit Training establishment – a role in which he would have excelled.
Holly Hornby, Simon's wife, said:
"I am devastated by the loss of Simon. He was proud to be a soldier and died doing the job he loved. He was my hero."
This is an online memorial to honour the life of Simon Hornby and to ensure that we never forget the ultimate sacrifice that he made. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 22nd Dec 2009
Kev Kinsley
wrote:
Si as an ex Bootneck, its my duty to come on here and salute you....RIP mate
Remembrance Messages
On 21st Dec 2009
karl bretherton
wrote:
R.I.P simon, such a tragic loss, an old school mate that wont be forgotten, my thoughts are with your family and your wife. goodnight lad xxx
Remembrance Messages
On 21st Dec 2009
lou and tony curran
wrote:
good night god bless simon, kingo forever your gone but never forgotten. all our thoughts are with holly and all your family at this sad time xxxx
Remembrance Messages
On 20th Dec 2009
stephen Driscoll
wrote:
GOODNIGHT, GODBLESS SI, YOU WERE AMONG THE VERY BRAVEST OF THE BRAVE, IT WAS AN HONOUR TO HAVE KNOWN YOU AND WE PROMISE YOU WE WILL TAKE CARE OF OUR HOLLY, YOUR "SPUD" REST PEACEFULLY, IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER XXXXXXXXX
Remembrance Messages
On 20th Dec 2009
karen mackenzie
wrote:
R.I.P Simon...goodnight & god bless. although i did not know u personally, Our thoughts r with your family, friends and regiment at this very very sad time xxx
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Simon Hornby

This is a tribute to Simon Hornby. Corporal Simon Hornby of 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment was killed in Afghanistan following an IED strike in the Nad-e-Ali district of Helmand province and sadly, despite everyone's attempts to save his life, he died of his wounds the same day.
He had deployed to Afghanistan as a Section Commander with Arnhem Company, 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (who are the Theatre Reserve Battalion) as part of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards Battle Group.
Corporal Hornby was stationed in Patrol Base Shamal Storrai and, being the most senior of the Non-Commissioned Officers present, he administered the patrol base for his Platoon Commander. He thrived...

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