Operations in Iraq

Deaths of British soldiers in Iraq - 2Lt Richard Shearer, Pte Leon Spicer and Pte Phillip Hewett

It is with deep regret that the Ministry of Defence can confirm the deaths of Second Lieutenant Richard Shearer, Private Leon Spicer and Private Phillip Hewett, all of 1st Battalion The Staffordshire Regiment, who died from injuries sustained in hostile action on 16 July 2005, in Maysaan province, Iraq.