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

Matthew Thornton

Barnsley, England

November 9, 2011

Age Rank Unit/Location
28 Pvt 4th Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, Territorial Army, attached to Support Company, 1st Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment 
Thornton was part of a patrol that was attacked by Taliban insurgents using small-arms fire and grenades near Babaji in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on November 9, 2011. While maneuvering to return fire, a roadside bomb detonated, killing him.

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