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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.


Defence Department (Australia), Canberra, “Private Matthew Lambert”, 23.8.11., (23.8.11).