Our Fallen

“As a soldier, everything you do, day in day out, all of your training, the year before spent away from your family, the mateship formed with your brothers, the peak physical fitness your body has to be in, the learnt sleep deprivation, all of this to be the best soldier and hoping that your determination will, in fact, lead to deployment. It is the ultimate in a soldier’s career”.

The ‘42’ stands for the 41 soldiers we lost in Afghanistan, with the 42nd representing the soldiers we have lost to suicide and the ones that are still struggling with their demons”.

Sergeant Andrew Russell

Special Air Service Regiment

Died 16th February 2002 Aged 33
Died of wounds received when a mine detonated

Trooper David Pearce

2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (QMI)

Died 8th October 2007 Aged 41
Killed by an IED

Sergeant Matthew Locke MG

Special Air Service Regiment

Died 25th October 2007 Aged 33
Killed during an engagement with insurgents

Private Luke Worsley

4th Battalion (Commando),
Royal Australian Regiment

Died 23rd November 2007 Aged 26
Killed during an engagement with insurgents

Lance Corporal Jason Marks

4th Battalion (Commando),
Royal Australian Regiment

Died 27th April 2008 Aged 27
Killed during an engagement with insurgents

Signaller Sean McCarthy

Special Air Service Regiment

Died 8th July 2008 Aged 25
Killed by an IED

Lieutenant Michael Fussell

4th Battalion (Commando),
Royal Australian Regiment

Died 27th November 2008 Aged 25
Killed by an IED

Private Gregory Sher

1st Commando Regiment

Died 2nd January 2009 Aged 30
Killed during an insurgent rocket attack

Corporal Mathew Hopkins

7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment

Died 16th March 2009 Aged 21
Killed during an engagement with insurgents

Sergeant Brett Till

Incident Response Regiment

Died 19th March 2009 Aged 31
Killed by an IED

Private Benjamin Renaudo

1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment

Died 18th July 2009 Aged 22
Killed by an IED

Sapper Jacob Moerland

2nd Combat Engineer Regiment

Died 7th June 2010 Aged 21
Killed by an IED

Sapper Darren Smith

2nd Combat Engineer Regiment

Died 7th June 2010 Aged 26
Killed by an IED

Private Benjamin Chuck

2nd Commando Regiment

Died 21st June 2010 Aged 27
Killed in a helicopter accident

Private Scott Palmer

2nd Commando Regiment

Died 21st June 2010 Aged 27
Killed in a helicopter accident

Private Timothy Aplin

2nd Commando Regiment

Died 21st June 2010 Aged 38
Killed in a helicopter accident

Private Nathan Bewes

6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment

Died 9th July 2010 Aged 23
Killed by an IED

Trooper Jason Brown

Special Air Service Regiment

Died 13th August 2010 Aged 29
Killed during an engagement with insurgents

Private Tomas Dale

6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment

Died 20th August 2010 Aged 21
Killed by an IED

Private Grant Kirby

6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment

Died 20th August 2010 Aged 35
Killed by an IED

Lance Corporal Jared MacKinney

6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment

Died 24th August 2010 Aged 28
Killed during an engagement with insurgents

Corporal Richard Atkinson

1st Combat Engineer Regiment

Died 2nd February 2011 Aged 22
Killed by an IED

Sapper Jamie Larcombe

1st Combat Engineer Regiment

Died 19th February 2011 Aged 21
Killed during an engagement with insurgents

Sergeant Brett Wood MG DSM

2nd Commando Regiment

Died 23rd May 2011 Aged 32
Killed by an IED

Lieutenant Marcus Case

6th Aviation Regiment

Died 30th May 2011 Aged 27
Killed in a helicopter crash

Sapper Rowan Robinson

Incident Response Regiment

Died 6th June 2011 Aged 23
Killed during an engagement with insurgents

Sergeant Todd Langley

2nd Commando Regiment

Died 4th July 2011 Aged 35
Killed during an engagement with insurgents

Private Matthew Lambert

2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment

Died 22nd August 2011 Aged 26
Killed by an IED

Lance Corporal Andrew Jones

9th Force Support Battalion

Died 30th August 2011 Aged 25
Killed during a small-arms incident

Corporal Ashley Birt

6th Engineer Support Regiment

Died 29th October 2011 Aged 22
Killed during a small-arms incident

Lance Corporal Luke Gavin

2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment

Died 29th October 2011 Aged 29
Killed during a small-arms incident

Captain Bryce Duffy

4th Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery

Died 29th October 2011 Aged 26
Killed during a small-arms incident

Sergeant Blaine Diddams MG

Special Air Service Regiment

Died 2nd July 2012 Aged 40
Killed during an engagement with insurgents

Sapper James Martin

2nd Combat Engineer Regiment

Died 29th August 2012 Aged 21
Killed in a small-arms incident

Private Robert Poate

6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment

Died 29th August 2012 Aged 23
Killed in a small-arms incident

Lance Corporal Stjepan Milosevic

2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (QMI)

Died 29th August 2012 Aged 40
Killed in a small-arms incident

Private Nathanael Galagher

2nd Commando Regiment

Died 30th August 2012 Aged 23
Killed in a helicopter accident

Lance Corporal Mervyn McDonald

6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment

Died 30th August 2012 Aged 30
Killed in a helicopter accident

Corporal Scott Smith

Special Operations Engineer Regiment

Died 21st October 2012 Aged 24
Killed by an IED

Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG

2nd Commando Regiment

Died 22nd June 2013 Aged 32
Killed during an engagement with insurgents

Lance Corporal Todd Chidgey

2nd Commando Regiment

Died 1st July 2014 Aged 29
Killed in a non-combat related incident

The 42nd Soldier

Representing those who were and continue to be lost to suicide, or returned with physical or mental injuries