Operations in Afghanistan

Corporal Lloyd Newell killed in Afghanistan

It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that Corporal Lloyd Newell of The Parachute Regiment was killed in Afghanistan on Thursday 16 June 2011.

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Corporal Lloyd Newell (All rights reserved.)
Corporal Lloyd Newell (All rights reserved.)

Corporal Newell was fatally wounded by small arms fire while on operations in Helmand province.

Corporal Lloyd Newell

Corporal Newell was a man of integrity and principle. He was a natural and talented soldier who loved his work and the military lifestyle.

He personified the great British paratrooper - selfless, humble, cheerful and utterly reliable. He did his duty, relishing discomfort as a personal test, and always acting in the greater interests of the team. He attracted friends easily and cared deeply for those around him. His friendship was cherished by all.

He was devoted to his wife and their nine-week-old daughter. Their family unit had the strength born of true love and kinship. Their loss is unimaginable. His vitality was palpable, his dignity natural, his humour refreshing. We salute him.

Corporal Newell’s family have asked that their privacy is respected.

Published 17 June 2011