Saturday, 5 November 2011
Another Sad Day for the Mercian Regiment
Pte Matthew Haseldin, from Settle in North Yorkshire, had only been in the Army a few months when he was killed on Thursday in Nahr-e Saraj District, Helmand province, Afghanistan.
He belonged to the 2nd Battalion, the Mercian Regiment and was only 21 years old and joined up in February this year and was deployed to Afghanistan in September.
His battalion is responsible for keeping open Route 611, which is a key supply route linking Gereshk city with other district centres in Helmand province and beyond, including Kandahar City.
Pte Haseldin's death takes the total number of service personnel killed in this unwinnable war to 384.