TWENTY THREE Australian soldiers have now been killed in Afghanistan since 2001, including two this year.
Australia’s roll of honour in Afghanistan
Please feel free to click on each soldiers name and read their tribute page
October 29- Captain Bryce Duffy was a member of the Mentoring Task Force – Three and was from the 4th Field Regiment, Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery (RAA) based in Townsville.
October 29- Corporal Ashley Birt was allocated to the Royal Australian Engineers as a Geospatial Technician.
August 22- Private Matthew Lambert was a member of the Mentoring Task Force – Three and was from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR) based in Townsville, North Queensland.
July 4- Sergeant Todd Matthew Langley was deployed as a Commando Section Commander and this was his seventh operational deployment.
June 6- Sapper Rowan Jaie Robinson was serving with the Special Operations Task Group when he was tragically killed in action on Monday 6 June 2011
May 30- Lieutenant Marcus Sean Case was deployed to Afghanistan as a Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator. This was his first deployment to Afghanistan. He was killed when an Australian Chinook Helicopter crashed while undertaking a re-supply mission in Zabul Province.
May 30- Lance Corporal Andrew Gordon Jones was from the 9th Force Support Battalion in Amberley. Lance Corporal Jones was serving with the Force Support Unit. This was his first deployment to Afghanistan. was shot by an Afghan National Army soldier.
May 23- Sergeant Brett Wood, MG, 32, with the Special Operations Task Group, was killed by an improvised explosive device, during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Febuary 19- Sapper Jamie Larcombe, 1st Combat Engineer Regiment, was killed during an engagement with insurgents
Febuary 2- Corporal Richard Atkinson, 1st Combat Engineer Regiment, was killed as a result of an Improvised Explosive Device strike
August 21 – Private Grant Kirby, 35, and Private Thomas Dale, 21, from the Brisbane-based 6th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, killed by an explosive device while standing near their Bushmaster vehicle in the Baluchi Valley.
August 13 – Trooper Jason Brown, 29, from the Perth-based Special Air Service regiment, killed by small arms fire while on a disruption operation in northern Kandahar.
June 21 – Private Tim Aplin, 38, Private Ben Chuck, 27, and Private Scott Palmer, 27, all members of the Sydney-based 2nd Commando Regiment (formerly the 4RAR), killed in a helicopter crash in Kandahar province.
March 19 – Sergeant Brett Till, 31, a specialist explosive ordnance disposal officer from the Holsworthy-based Incident Response Regiment, killed while trying to defuse a roadside bomb in Oruzgan Province.
March 16 – Corporal Mathew Hopkins, 21, a member of the mentoring and reconstruction taskforce, from 7RAR, killed in firefight with Taliban north of Tarin Kowt.
January 4 – South African-born Private Gregory Michael Sher, 30, a reservist from the Sydney-based 1st Commando Regiment, killed in rocket attack in Oruzgan Province.
November 27 – Lieutenant Michael Fussell, 25, from 4RAR Commando Battalion, killed in IED blast in Oruzgan Province.
April 27 - Lance Corporal Jason Marks, 27, from 4RAR Commando battalion killed in firefight with Taliban fighters in Oruzgan Province.
November 23 – Private Luke Worsley, 26, from 4RAR Commando Battalion killed in firefight with Taliban fighters in Oruzgan Province.
October 25 – SASR Sergeant Matthew Locke killed in firefight with Taliban insurgents in Oruzgan Province.
October 8 – Trooper David Pearce, 41, from 2/14 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry) killed in IED blast in Oruzgan Province.
February 16 – SASR Sergeant Andrew Russell, 33, killed when his vehicle struck a landmine in southern Afghanistan.