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Pvt Anthony "Anton" Frampton
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Birth: Jun. 3, 1991
Huddersfield
Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees
West Yorkshire, England
Death: Mar. 6, 2012
Helmand, Afghanistan

Pvt. Anthony Frampton from Longwood, along with 5 of his fellow soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb while patrolling the border of Helmand and Kandahar in their Warrior patrol vehicle. It appeared to be a old Soviet era mine used by the Taliban or IED, improvised explosive device.

The soldiers, who had only been in Afghanistan for a few weeks, were hit by a blast about 25 miles north of Helmand's capital, Lashkar Gah, at 6.30pm local time (2pm UK time) on Tuesday.Ammunition on board the Warrior ignited, causing a fierce fire to burn for many hours.

The intensity of the blaze meant rescuers could not get near the vehicle and its charred shell was not recovered to the main British base in Helmand, Camp Bastion, until the following day.

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Lieutenant Colonel Zac Stenning, speaking outside the Battlesbury barracks in Warminster stated, "As their commanding officer of a this tight knit family regiment, I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to my incredibly brave men, and to offer my deepest condolences to their families, and to their many friends.

Published Examiner 2/8/12

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A Sunset Vigil

The news is spread far and wide
Another comrade has sadly died
A sunset vigil upon the sand
As a soldier leaves this foreign land

We stand alone, and yet as one
In the fading light of a setting sun
We've all gathered to say goodbye
To our fallen comrade who's set to fly

The eulogy's read about their life
Sometimes with words from pals or wife
We all know when the CO's done
What kind of soldier they'd become

The padre then calls us all to pray
The bugler has Last Post to play
The cannon roars and belches flame
We will recall, with pride, their name

A minute's silence stood in place
As tears roll down the hardest face
Deafening silence fills the air
With each of us in personal prayer

Reveille sounds and the parade is done
The hero remembered, forgotten by none
They leave to start the journey back
In a coffin draped in the Union Jack

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A Military funeral will be held on May 2, 2012 at at Huddersfield Parish Church. Cremation at Huddersfield Crematorium
 
 
Burial:
Huddersfield Crematorium
Huddersfield
Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees
West Yorkshire, England
 
Created by: Michael V Drachman
Record added: Mar 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86433928
Pvt Anthony Anton Frampton
Added by: Michael V Drachman
 
Pvt Anthony Anton Frampton
Added by: Michael V Drachman
 
Pvt Anthony Anton Frampton
Added by: Michael V Drachman
 
 
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