Remembrance Plaques The Mercian Regiment

Today for Remembrance day we are looking at a more modern conflict and two soldiers who were killed in action whilst in Afghanistan. They are Privates Ford & Wright. Private Ben Ford was one of the first fatalities from 2 Mercian. He was killed aged 18, whilst carrying out a routine vehicle patrol on Wednesday 5 September 2007. Private Wright was killed in the same vehicle as Private Ford on Wednesday 5 September 2007. Private Wright was aged 23 years old. Both Plaques were displayed in Afghanistan side by side.