The 42nd

The ‘42’ stands for the 41 veterans we lost in Afghanistan, with the 42nd representing all defence personnel that have died in training or have taken their own lives after serving Australia in Afghanistan” – Never Above You, Never Below You, Always Beside You.

We do not know every defence member that has passed due to ongoing wounds from deployment as there is no conclusive data in Australia available. We apologise if we have not represented your loved one, but please contact us so we can help recognise their sacrifice.

Sapper David Wood

2nd Combat Engineer Regiment

2 Deployments. Died Age 22

Corporal Jarrad Brown

6th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment

Deployed 2010. Died Age 27

Sapper Luke Bray

21 Construction Squadron

Deployed 2014. Died Age 30

Warrant Officer Class 2

Sean Williams

2nd Combat Engineer Regiment

2 Deployments. Died Age 42

Private Nathan Roberts

RAOC

Deployed 2013. Died Age 28

Private Shaun Jenkins

1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment

Deployed 2014. Died Age 24

Sergeant John Ashby

Armoured Corps

Deployed 2009. Died Age 44

Flight Sergeant Andrew Perry

2nd Security Force

Deployed 2015. Died Age 47

Sapper Nathan Barker

2nd Combat Engineer Regiment

Deployed 2014. Died Age 30

Private Jesse Bird

1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment

Deployed 2009. Died Age 32

Lance Corporal Mason Edwards

2nd Commando Regiment

2 Deployments. Died Age 30

Captain Paul Mckay

1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment

Deployed 2011. Died Age 31

Trooper Brock Hewitt

Armoured Corps

Deployed 2012. Died Age 29

Rifleman Stuart Nash

1st Battalion Royal Marines

Deployed 2008. Died Age 21

Private Bradley Carr

2nd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment

Deployed 2009. Died Age 34

Sergeant Peter Café

2nd Commando Regiment

Deployed 2012. Died Age 48

Sergeant Ian Turner

2nd Commando Regiment

4 Deployments. Died Age 36

Petty Officer Jay Michaels

Royal Australian Navy

2 Deployments. Died Age 39

Petty Officer Dan Herps

Royal Australian Navy

2 Deployments. Died Age 38

Able Seaman Luke Holbrook

Royal Australian Navy

2 Deployments. Died Age 28

Lance Corporal Ryan Goodwin

2/14 Light Horse Regiment

Deployed 2010. Died Age 39

Sapper Jason Grant

Special Operations Engineer Regiment

2 Deployments. Died Age 32

Trooper David Rowe

2/14 Light Horse Regiment

Deployed 2008. Died Age 31