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Surname:ABSOLON Richard John de Mansfield
Rank:Private
Service No.:24547055
Battalion Ship or Squadron:3rd Battalion
Service:Parachute Regiment
Date of Death:11/12 June 1982
Manner of Death:

Killed during the Battle of Mount Longdon

Awards:

MM (Military Medal)

[London Gazette 8 October 1982 Page 19]

24547055 Private Richard John de Mansfield ABSOLON, The Parachute Regiment

During eleven days of operations in the Mount Longdon area of East Falkland Island Private Absolon was employed as a scout/sniper with the Patrol Company 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment which was tasked with the gaining of information on the enemy force deployed in defensive positions around the Mountain.

On the nights of 2nd/3rd June he was one of a pair of soldiers who successfully carried out close target reconnaissance with the aim of locating enemy positions, gaining information on their strengths, and discovering routes which could be used for a Battalion night attack on the feature. The task required considerable skill and coolness as there was a requirement to close to within a few metres of the enemy. The risk of capture was high, which in turn would have led to the compromise of the whole Battalion operation. Private Absolon and his partner completed the tasks finding good approaches to the objective, providing firm intelligence on the enemy which enabled both the Battalion and Brigade to plan the attacks onto both Mount Longdon and the Two Sisters.

On the night of the 8th June Absolon and his partner led a platoon along the proposed route for the forthcoming attack as a rehearsal. Once again he successfully closed with the enemy without discovery and again returned with even more detailed information on routes and on the enemy.

On the night of 11th/12th June Absolon with his partner led B Company onto the Mount Longdon feature in the first part of an assault to capture the position by the Battalion. The route selected gave the Company the opportunity to take the enemy by surprise and a valuable foothold was gained before the enemy was aware of the attack. Once battle was joined, Absolon fought with determination, always probing ahead to locate the enemy and sniping at every opportunity. He was responsible for killing one particular sniper who was preventing the Company Headquarters from moving forward to link up with its platoons. He continued to display dash and determination throughout the 12th in a manner which was an example to many about him particularly for one so young. Tragically he was killed by mortar fire the next morning.

This young and promising soldier displayed coolness, determination and bravery under fire in demanding circumstances that were outstanding.

Place of residence:Weybridge
County or Country:Surrey

Surname:ADCOCK Michael J
Rank:Petty Officer Air Engineering Mechanic (Electrical)
Battalion Ship or Squadron:HMS Glamorgan
Service:Royal Navy
Date of Death:12 June 1982
Manner of Death:

Killed when his ship was damaged by a land-launched Exocet missile on the Stanley gunline

Place of residence:Fortuneswell
County or Country:Dorset

Surname:ANSLOW Adrian U
Rank:Air Engineering Mechanic (Radio) 1
Battalion Ship or Squadron:Atlantic Conveyor - 845 Squadron
Service:Royal Navy
Date of Death:25 May 1982
Manner of Death:

Died when Atlantic Conveyor was hit by an Exocet Missile

Place of residence:Wolverhampton
County or Country:West Midlands

Surname:ARMES Frank O
Rank:Marine Engineering Mechanic (Mechanical) 1
Battalion Ship or Squadron:HMS Coventry
Service:Royal Navy
Date of Death:25 May 1982
Manner of Death:

Killed when his ship was bombed and sunk while operating off the northern coast of West Falkland.

Place of residence:Norwich
County or Country:Norfolk

Surname:ARMSTRONG Derek K
Rank:Able Seaman (Sonar)
Battalion Ship or Squadron:HMS Ardent
Service:Royal Navy
Age:22
Date of Death:21 May 1982
Manner of Death:

Killed when his ship was bombed and sunk in Falkland Sound

Place of residence:Prudhoe
County or Country:Northumberland

Surname:ARMSTRONG Raymound E
Rank:Acting Corporal
Battalion Ship or Squadron:22nd Regiment
Service:Special Air Service
Formerly:Royal Greenjackets
Date of Death:21 May 1982
Manner of Death:

Died when the Sea King helicopter he was in crashed into the sea while transferring troops.

Aircraft details:Sea King ZA294
Place of residence:Hereford
County or Country:Hereford and Worcester

Surname:ARTHY John L
Rank:Acting Sergeant
Battalion Ship or Squadron:22nd Regiment
Service:Special Air Service
Formerly:Welsh Guards
Date of Death:21 May 1982
Manner of Death:

Died when the Sea King helicopter he was in crashed into the sea while transferring troops.

Aircraft details:Sea King ZA294
Place of residence:Hereford
County or Country:Hereford and Worcester

Surname:ATKINSON Malcolm
Rank:Acting Warrant Officer 1
Battalion Ship or Squadron:22nd Regiment
Service:Special Air Service
Date of Death:21 May 1982
Manner of Death:

Died when the Sea King helicopter he was in crashed into the sea while transferring troops.

Aircraft details:Sea King ZA294
Place of residence:Hereford
County or Country:Hereford and Worcester

Surname:BAKER John I
Rank:Staff Sergeant
Battalion Ship or Squadron:5th Infantry Brigade Headquarters and Signals Squadron
Service:Royal Signals
Formerly:Coldstream Guards
Date of Death:5/6 June 1982
Manner of Death:

Died when the Gazelle helicopter they were travelling in crashed near Pleasant Peak

Aircraft details:Gazelle XX377
Place of residence:Rothwell
County or Country:Northamptonshire

Surname:BALFOUR David I
Rank:Lieutenant Commander
Battalion Ship or Squadron:HMS Sheffield
Service:Royal Navy
Age:37
Date of Death:Between 4 and 10 May 1982
Manner of Death:

Died when his ship was hit by an Exocet missile 4th May; sank 10th May.

Place of residence:Hindhead, Grayshott
County or Country:Surrey

Surname:BANFIELD Richard W
Rank:Lieutenant-Commander
Battalion Ship or Squadron:HMS Ardent
Service:Royal Navy
Age:30
Date of Death:21 May 1982
Manner of Death:

Killed when his ship was bombed and sunk in Falkland Sound

Place of residence:Liskeard
County or Country:Cornwall

Surname:BARR Andrew R
Rank:Able Seaman (Sonar)
Battalion Ship or Squadron:HMS Ardent
Service:Royal Navy
Age:20
Date of Death:21 May 1982
Manner of Death:

Killed when his ship was bombed and sunk in Falkland Sound

Place of residence:Bridgwater
County or Country:Somerset

Surname:BARRY James A (Jim)
Rank:Lieutenant
Battalion Ship or Squadron:2nd Battalion
Service:Parachute Regiment
Date of Death:28 May 1982
Manner of Death:

Killed during the Battle of Goose Green

Place of residence:St Albans
County or Country:Hertfordshire

Surname:BATT Gordon Walter James
Rank:Lieutenant Commander
Battalion Ship or Squadron:800 Squadron, HMS Hermes
Service:Fleet Air Arm
Age:37
Date of Death:23 May 1982
Manner of Death:

Died when his aircraft was lost in unknown circumstances, possibly destroyed by its own bomb detination after taking off for operations.

Aircraft details:Sea Harrier ZA192
Awards:

DSC (Distinguished Service Cross)

[London Gazette 8 October 1982 Page 4]

Lieutenant Commander Gordon Walter James BATT, Royal Navy.

Lieutenant Commander Batt, HMS HERMES, played a key role in the air battle and operations over the Falklands. On 4th May 1982, he led a daring and aggressive attack on the airstrip at the Goose Green settlement during which his number two was shot down and the pilot killed. He participated in five other low level attacks against defending targets, notable, on two occasions, against Port Stanley airfield. He also flew up to four air defence sorties per day, sometimes combining further ground attacks with these sorties. He was killed on a night mission prior to another low level attack on the airfield.

Lieutenant Commander Batt faced the danger and very high stress with characteristic cheerfulness which was a fine example to the other aircrew. He knew the odds against him but his courage never failed and his aggressive flying on 29 operational missions was in the highest traditions of the Service.

Place of residence:Yeovil
County or Country:Somerset
Notes:

Sea Harrier Pilot


Surname:BEGLEY William
Rank:Acting Corporal
Battalion Ship or Squadron:22nd Regiment
Service:Special Air Service
Formerly:Royal Corps of Transport
Date of Death:21 May 1982
Manner of Death:

Killed when his ship was bombed and sunk in Falkland Sound

Place of residence:Hereford
County or Country:Hereford and Worcester

Surname:BIDDICK Brian
Rank:Captain
Battalion Ship or Squadron:Uganda (Hospital Ship)
Service:Merchant Navy
Age:48
Date of Death:12 May 1982
Manner of Death:

Died after an emergency operation on the voyage to the Falklands

Place of residence:St Columb
County or Country:Cornwall
Notes:

The Uganda was being a P & O Liner being used as a hospital ship


Surname:BINGLEY Gary David
Rank:Lance Corporal
Service No.:24347663
Battalion Ship or Squadron:2nd Battalion
Service:Parachute Regiment
Age:24
Date of Death:28 May 1982
Manner of Death:

Killed during the Battle of Goose Green

Awards:

MM (Military Medal)

[London Gazette 8 October 1982 Page 19]

24347663 Lance Corporal Gary David BINGLEY, The Parachute Regiment.

Throughout 28th May 1982, the 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment were engaged in fierce fighting to take well entrenched enemy positions in 'the area of the Goose Green settlement on the Island of East Falkland. Lance Corporal Bingley was a Section Commander.

During the battle his section came under fire at close quarters from two enemy machine-gun posts. To destroy the enemy positions he led his section in the assault and whilst leading was fatally wounded.

His heroic action enabled his company to continue their advance and was significantly instrumental in defeating the enemy.

Place of residence:Aldershot
County or Country:Hampshire
Buried or Commemorated:Buried in Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire
Grave or Memorial Reference:Grave 94.
Biography:

Born 28 February 1958 in Muswell Hill, he was schooled in Coventry, married in Taunton and lived in Aldershot prior to his deployment to the Falklands on Operation Corporate


Surname:BOLDY Ian M
Rank:Able Seaman (Radar)
Battalion Ship or Squadron:HMS Argonaut
Service:Royal Navy
Age:20
Date of Death:21 May 1982
Manner of Death:

Killed when his ship was bombed and damaged in Falkland Sound

Place of residence:Derby
County or Country:Derbyshire

Surname:BONNER Doreen
Rank:Mrs
Service:Civilian
Date of Death:11/12 June 1982
Manner of Death:

Accidentally killed by shell fire

County or Country:Falkland Islands

Surname:BRIGGS David Richard
Rank:Petty Officer Marine Engineering Mechanic (Mechanical)
Service No.:D1348157
Battalion Ship or Squadron:HMS Sheffield
Service:Royal Navy
Date of Death:Between 4 and 10 May 1982
Manner of Death:

Died when his ship was hit by an Exocet missile 4th May; sank 10th May.

Awards:

DSM (Distinguished Service Medal)

[London Gazette 8 October 1982 Page 9]

Petty Officer Marine Engineering Mechanic (M) David Richard BRIGGS D1348157

On 4th May 1982, HMS SHEFFIELD was struck by an Exocet missile fired by an Argentine aircraft. Petty Officer Marine Engineering Mechanic Briggs was in the vicinity of the After Section Base and set in motion the initial fire-fighting effort.

He then moved forward to his action station at the Forward Section Base but at this stage personnel were being evacuated from this area on to the forecastle. However, he led his team back to recover important equipment which was necessary to continue the Fire-fighting operation. Unable to wear breathing equipment due to restricted access through a hatch, Petty Officer Marine Engineering Mechanic Briggs and his team re-entered the smoke filled forward section. In conditions of increasing smoke and almost no visibility Petty Officer Marine Engineering Mechanic Briggs made several journeys to the Forward Section Base to pass out much valuable equipment. Sadly on the last attempt he was overcome by smoke and rendered unconscious, subsequent attempts to revive him proving unsuccessful.

Petty Officer Marine Engineering Mechanic Briggs demonstrated leadership, bravery and devotion to duty in trying to save his ship.

Place of residence:Lee-on-Solent
County or Country:Hampshire

Surname:BROUARD Peter
Rank:Petty Officer Engineering Mechanician
Battalion Ship or Squadron:HMS Ardent
Service:Royal Navy
Age:31
Date of Death:21 May 1982
Manner of Death:

Killed when his ship was bombed and sunk in Falkland Sound

Place of residence:Crewkerne
County or Country:Somerset

Surname:BROWNING James G
Rank:Corporal
Battalion Ship or Squadron:3 Commando Brigade
Service:Royal Marines
Date of Death:?
Manner of Death:

Died when a sudden squall swept away his inflatable boat in Port Stanley harbour after the cessation of the conflict.


Surname:BULLERS Barry Charles
Rank:Lance Corporal
Battalion Ship or Squadron:1st Battalion
Service:Welsh Guards attached from Army Catering Corps
Age:26
Date of Death:8 June 1982
Manner of Death:

Died when the ship Sir Galahad was bombed at Fitzroy

Place of residence:Walsall
County or Country:Staffordshire
Memorial 1:Saint Peter Church, Church Road, Stonnall
Memorial 2:Brownhills Memorial Hall
External Link 1:The Times 15 June 1982

Surname:BULL Gerald
Rank:Private
Battalion Ship or Squadron:3rd Battalion
Service:Parachute Regiment
Date of Death:11/12 June 1982
Manner of Death:

Killed during the Battle of Mount Longdon

Place of residence:Brixworth
County or Country:Northamptonshire

Surname:BUNKER Paul A
Rank:Acting Sergeant
Battalion Ship or Squadron:22nd Regiment
Service:Special Air Service
Formerly:Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Date of Death:21 May 1982
Manner of Death:

Died when the Sea King helicopter he was in crashed into the sea while transferring troops.

Aircraft details:Sea King ZA294
Place of residence:Hereford
County or Country:Hereford and Worcester

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