Remembering the Fallen: on this day in 2011, Corporal Lloyd Newell, the Parachute Regiment, was killed by small arms fire as he tried to save colleagues in Afghanistan.
The Ministry of Defence would not release details of the incident, stating that: “We cannot comment on Special Forces matters.” A spokesman did comment that he was cherished by his friends, and went on to say, “Corporal Lloyd Newell was a man of integrity and principle. He was a natural and talented soldier who loved his work and the military lifestyle. He personified the Great British Paratrooper – selfless, humble, cheerful, and utterly reliable. He did his duty, relishing discomfort as a personal test, and always acting in the greater interests of the team. He attracted friends easily and cared deeply for those around him. His vitality was palpable, his dignity natural, his humour refreshing. We salute him.”He pers
Lloyd, from Witham in Essex, was married with a nine-week-old daughter.