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Posted on Thursday 5th January

News Update: The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that the soldier from 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles who died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham on 2 January 2012, from wounds sustained while serving in Afghanistan in June 2010 was Rifleman Sachin Limbu.

Rifleman Limbu was wounded when he was caught in the blast from an improvised explosive device on 24 June 2010 during a patrol to Walizi Village as part of an operation to enable Local National Freedom of movement and deter insurgent activity in the area.

The 23-year-old Rifleman Sachin Limbu was the only son of a Gurkha Senior Non-Commissioned Officer and he was brought up in the life and community of 7th Gurkha Rifles and later 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles in Hong Kong and Brunei. He passed the selection for the Brigade of Gurkhas in 2007.

His parents have extended sincere thanks to the staff at The New Queen Elizabeth hospital, where Rifleman Limbu died, surrounded by his family, on 2 January 2012.

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