Welsh soldiers to be remembered at dedication ceremony

Five Welsh soldiers will be remembered at a special service of dedication at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire later.

The service will give thanks to the men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2012.

Captain Stephen Healey, 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh Credit: MOD

Captain Stephen James Healey, 29, from Cardiff, was serving with 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh in Helmand province when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) on 26th May last year.

Lance Corporal Lee Thomas Davies, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards Credit: MOD

Lance Corporal Lee Thomas Davies, 27, from Carmarthen, of 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, was hit by smalls arms fire while deployed as part of a police advisory team in Helmand province on 12th May last year.

Sapper Connor Ray, 33 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) Credit: MOD

Sapper Connor Ray, 21, from Newport, of 22 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Dispoal), died in hospital in Birmingham on 18th April 2012 after being seriously injured by an IED in Afghanistan on 11th April.

Guardsman Craig Andrew Roderick 1st Battalion Welsh Guards Credit: MOD

Guardsman Craig Andrew Roderick, 22, from Cardiff, of 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, was killed by small arms fire while on patrol at a checkpoint with Afghan National Civil Order Police in Helman province on 1st July 2012.

Guardsman Jamie Shadrake, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards Credit: MOD

Guardsman Jamie Shadrake, 20, from Wrexham, of 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, was killed after a checkpoint he was patrolling in Helmand province was attacked by insurgents on 17th August 2012.

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