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LCpl Adam Paul Drane

LCpl Adam Paul Drane

Birth
Bury St Edmunds, St Edmundsbury Borough, Suffolk, England
Death 7 Dec 2009 (aged 23)
Helmand, Afghanistan
Burial Stanningfield, St Edmundsbury Borough, Suffolk, England
Memorial ID 45253527 · View Source
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Lance Corporal
C (Essex) Company
1st Battalion
The Royal Anglian Regiment
British Army

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

LCpl Drane was killed as a result of small arms fire in the Nad e-Ali area of central Helmand province. He was shot while carrying out security duties at Check Point Paraang where he had been posted for about two months. He was the 100th UK casualty of the Afghan conflict during the year 2009 bringing the overall total to 237 since 2001.

Aged 23, from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. He completed infantry training in August 2007 and deployed within two weeks on his first tour of duty in Afghanistan. On returning to the UK he completed a Junior Non-Commissioned Officer cadre and was soon after promoted to Lance Corporal. Respected as an excellent soldier, he was described a popular, kind man with a great sense of humour. He was also a talented boxer, an avid music fan and known for his love of guitars.

LCpl Drane is survived by his fiancée Sian Goodenough, his parents Desmond and Jacqueline, brother Christopher, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral with full military honours was held at St Mary's Church, Honey Hill, Bury St Edmunds on December 23, 2009 followed by private committal service in Stanningfield.

2015 - LCpl Drane's name has recently been added to the re-furbished war memorial on the village green in Bradfield Combust, Suffolk.

His name is on the Armed Forces Memorial and on the Roll of Honour

*Thanks to Tim Stygall for the photo


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  • Created by: Milou
  • Added: 8 Dec 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 45253527
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LCpl Adam Paul Drane (24 Jul 1986–7 Dec 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45253527, citing St Nicholas Churchyard, Stanningfield, St Edmundsbury Borough, Suffolk, England ; Maintained by Milou (contributor 46858724) .