Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Steve Edwards

Coldfield, England

July 31, 2007

Age Rank Unit/Location
35 Cpl Badger Squadron, 2nd Royal Tank Regiment Sutton
Killed when his Warrior Armored Vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in the Mustashfa district of Basra, Iraq.

From Defence News mod.uk 08/02/07:

Corporal Steve Edwards 2nd Royal Tank Regiment killed in Iraq
A Military Operations news article

2 Aug 07

It is with much sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the death of Corporal Steve Edwards 2nd Royal Tank Regiment in Basra City, southern Iraq on Tuesday 31 July 2007.
Corporal Steve Edwards [Picture: MOD]

Corporal Edwards, known as 'Eddy' to his friends, was on a routine patrol in the Mustashfa district of Basra City when his Warrior Armoured Vehicle was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device shortly before midnight local time. Corporal Edwards was checking the safety of the soldiers travelling in his vehicle at the time of the attack.

A member of Badger Squadron, 2nd Royal Tank Regiment, attached to the Irish Guards Battle Group, Corporal Edwards was working under the command of 4th Battalion the Rifles. He had been in Iraq since early May, consistently involved in operations in Basra City.

Corporal Steve Edwards

Corporal Steve Edwards, aged 35, grew up in Thrapston in Northamptonshire and joined the Army in 1993. He had deployed on exercises all over the world and served on operations in Northern Ireland, the Balkans and during the first phase of Operation TELIC. He was due to be posted to a new job later this year at the end of his tour in Iraq, with a promotion to the rank of Sergeant.

Corporal Edwards leaves behind his wife, Gabie, his parents, and his 18-month-old son, Ryan. 

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