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Soldier’s Death In Afghanistan

  • August 23rd, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

lambert-matthew-resize.jpgOn Monday, 22.8.11, Private Matthew Lambert became the 29th Australian soldier killed in Afghanistan.

A member of the 2nd Battalion (2RAR) based at Townsville, he succumbed to injuries received from a bomb blast, while serving in Mentoring task Force Three – a unit coupling Australian and  Afghan troops.

Private Lambert, born at Kogarah, Sydney in 1985, was described by senior officers and friends as a well respected soldier who excelled in any task he was assigned.

Eight of the Australian deaths in Afghanistan have occurred this year.

The country has a 1500-strong commitment there as part of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) under a command structure operated by the NATO alliance.

The commitment runs to the end of 2014.

See EUAustralia Online, “Afghanistan fatality”, 5.7.11.

Reference

Defence Department (Australia), Canberra, “Private Matthew Lambert”, 23.8.11. http://www.defence.gov.au/vale/pte_lambert/pte_lambert.htm, (23.8.11).

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