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Soldier from Peterborough killed in Afghanistan

Lieutenant Edward Drummond-Baxter from 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles died on patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province. On 30th October they were meeting with Afghan Uniformed Policemen inside the checkpoint.

When they finished their meeting Lieutenant Edward Drummond-Baxter, along with his colleague Lance Corporal Siddhanta Kunwar, were shot and killed by a man wearing an Aghan police uniform who had attended the meeting.

I was deeply saddened to learn of the deaths of Lieutenant Edward Drummond-Baxter and Lance Corporal Siddhanta Kunwar. They have made the ultimate sacrifice whilst serving in Afghanistan on an operation which is vital to our national security. My thoughts are with the families, friends and colleagues of both of these brave men at this most difficult time.

– Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Defence

Lieutenant Drummond-Baxter was born in Peterborough in 1983. He leaves behind his mother, Helen, father, David and sister, Emily.

Edward was fiercely loyal and totally sincere to his parents, sister and many friends who are mourning him today both in the UK and around the world. He loved the Gurkhas and died among friends doing the job that he wanted to do.

– The family of Lieutenant Edward Drummond-Baxter