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CPL Joseph Etchells
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Birth: Mar. 23, 1987
Manchester
Metropolitan Borough of Manchester
Greater Manchester, England
Death: Jul. 19, 2009
Helmand, Afghanistan


Corporal
B Company
2nd Battalion
The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
British Army

He was deployed on his third tour with the UK contingent of NATO forces in Afghanistan.

Cpl Etchells was killed by an explosion while on foot patrol near Sangin, Helmand province.

Aged 22, from Mossley, Greater Manchester. He joined the military in December 2003 and after infantry training was posted in Belfast and Cyprus. He served his first tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2006 and deployed to Jordan in 2007.

When not posted abroad, he stood guard outside Buckingham Palace and St James's Palace as part of the Public Duties Battalion.

While in Cyprus he represented the Battalion in cricket and was an active member of the cross country team. He is remembered as an outstanding soldier and inspirational section commander.

He is survived by his fiancée, Julie Davies and their daughter Kyra, parents Sarah and Darrell, sister Jennie, brothers David and Darrell, along with other family members.

Funeral service held on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at St George's Church, Mossley. Hundreds of mourners overflowed the church and listened via speakers outside.
 
 
Burial:
Dukinfield Cemetery and Crematorium
Dukinfield
Metropolitan Borough of Tameside
Greater Manchester, England
 
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Record added: Aug 04, 2009
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CPL Joseph Etchells
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