08 November, 2006

Kingsman Jamie Hancock.

The Ministry of Defence has announced the death in Basra, Iraq of Kingsman Jamie Hancock of the 2nd Battalion, the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment. Kingsman Hancock became the 121st British army fatality in Iraq when, on sentry duty, he came under small arms fire.

"Kingsman" is the regimental term for a private, derived from their origins as the Kings Own Regiment.

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