BOWERS, Rupert, Captain 2nd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment (Worcesters and Foresters) attached to 2nd Battalion The Rifles, operating as an adviser to the Afghan National Army.
Killed 21st March 2012 aged 24.
Rupert was working alongside an Afghan security forces patrol when he was struck by a blast from an improvised explosive device. In 2008 he was Mentioned in Dispatches for the part he played in rescuing a soldier in Operation Pechtaw.