26 August 2009

No greater love

Left to right: Lance Corporal James Fullarton, Fusilier Simon Annis, and Fusilier Louis Carter of the British Forces. Photo: PA.

Fusilier Simon Annis, 22, and Fusilier Louis Carter, 18, were killed as they tried to bring Lance Corporal James Fullarton to safety.

It is understood that Fusilier Carter threw himself onto the front of the stretcher to protect L Cpl Fullarton, 24, who was already badly wounded.

All three died in an explosion on Sunday August 16, 2009 near Sangin, Helmand Province in Afghanistan.

Soldier, rest! thy warfare o'er,
Dream of fighting fields no more:
Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking,
Morn of toll, nor night of waking.

- Sir Walter Scott, The Lady of the Lake

Story at the Telegraph.

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