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LCpl Michael Craig Foley
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Birth: Oct. 10, 1986
Burnley
Burnley Borough
Lancashire, England
Death: Mar. 26, 2012
Helmand, Afghanistan


Lance Corporal
Adjutant General's Corps
(Staff and Personnel Support)
British Army

He was deployed with the UK contingent of NATO forces in Afghanistan.

LCpl Foley and Sgt Luke Taylor were serving as part of Task Force Helmand when they were shot and killed at the main entrance to Lashkar Gah Main Operating Base in Helmand province by an Afghan National Army soldier.

Aged 25, LCpl Foley was from Burnley. He enlisted in September 2003 and joined the Royal Logistic Corps six months later. After his first two postings, he completed trade training as a Combat Human Resources Specialist. In 2010 he was posted as a military administrator with the Headquarters of 20th Armoured Brigade based in Sennelager, Germany. He deployed to Afghanistan in September 2011 as a key member of the Task Force Helmand Headquarters Information Hub team. Described as a superb soldier and comfortable with every rank and every background, he was ideal for his job in a multi-national headquarters. Nicknamed "Axel", he will be remembered as inspirational young man with an affable personality and cheeky grin.

LCpl Foley leaves behind his beloved wife, Sophie, and three young children, Calum, Warren and Jake; as well as parents, Craig and Debbie, sister, Lisa and brother, Jordan.

Funeral with full military honours was held on April 19, 2012 at English Martyrs RC Church in Didcot, Oxfordshire.

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Burial:
Didcot Cemetery
Didcot
South Oxfordshire District
Oxfordshire, England
GPS (lat/lon): 51.60275, -1.24486
 
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Record added: Mar 28, 2012
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